VIP

or V.I.P.

[ vee-ahy-pee ]
/ ˈviˈaɪˈpi /
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Informal.

very important person.

Origin of VIP

First recorded in 1940–45

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British Dictionary definitions for vip

VIP

abbreviation for

very important person
visually impaired person
vasoactive intestinal peptide: a polypeptide secreted by the small intestine during digestion and also found in the brain as a neurotransmitter: large amounts in the blood cause diarrhoea
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Word Origin and History for vip

VIP

n.

also V.I.P., 1933, initialism for very important person or personage.

At most, the greatest persons, are but great wens, and excrescences; men of wit and delightfull conversation, but as moales for ornament, except they be so incorporated into the body of the world, that they contribute something to the sustentation of the whole. [John Donne, letter to Sir Henry Goodere, Sept. 1608]
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Medicine definitions for vip

VIP

abbr.

vasoactive intestinal polypeptide

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Culture definitions for vip

VIP

[ (vee-eye-pee) ]

An abbreviation for “Very Important Person”: “The luncheon will be exclusive, with VIPs only.”

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