- any of numerous roundish or oblate varieties of apple.
- Botany. a seed.
Origin of pippin
Examples from the Web for pippin
Contemporary Examples of pippin
Pippin Sometimes people joke about musical theater and they make jazz hands.Neil Patrick Harris and Best Moments of the 2013 Tony Awards (VIDEO)
June 10, 2013
Competition could come from Terence Mann, who charms in Pippin, or Charl Brown from the mostly ignored Motown the Musical.
Patina Miller in Pippin is the polar opposite of a princess—hard-edged and icy, wearing black pants and boots, oozing power.
Andrea Martin has only one big scene in Pippin, but it stops the show almost every night.
But not so much in 1996, when a then-foundering Apple introduced the “multimedia” hardware platform, the Pippin.Apple's 10 Biggest Flops
The Daily Beast Video
June 12, 2010
Historical Examples of pippin
They were going to fight Pippin's multiple shops and beat them.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
"No more than you are, my pippin," answered the traveller, insolently.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
He prepared for this gravely, as for a ceremony; first by buying a Pippin.
Having bought the Pippin, Charles-Norton did not light it right away.
And the upshot of it all was that the story was more than a peach; it was a pippin.From Place to Place
Irvin S. Cobb
- any of several varieties of eating apple with a rounded oblate shape
- the seed of any of these fruits
Word Origin for pippin
"excellent person or thing," 1897, from coveted varieties of apple that were raised from seed (so called since early 15c.), from Middle English pipin "seed" (see pip (n.1)).