R.I.P.

or RIP


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R.I.P. is a rather serious concept that’s been turned into an almost comical abbreviation on, you guessed it, the internet! Yet, R.I.P.’s roots have a bit more gravity to them.

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may he or she (or they) rest in peace.

Origin of R.I.P.

< Latin requiēscat (or requiēscant) in pāce
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Culture definitions for r.i.p.

R.I.P.


The abbreviation for “rest in peace,” often found on gravestones or in obituaries. From the Latin, requiescat in pace.

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