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pip         

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      n  
1    the seed of a fleshy fruit, such as an apple or pear  
2    any of the segments marking the surface of a pineapple  
3    a rootstock or flower of the lily of the valley or certain other plants  
     (C18: short for pippin)  
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pip          [2]  
      n  
1    a short high-pitched sound, a sequence of which can act as a time signal, esp. on radio  
2    a radar blip  
3   
a    a spot or single device, such as a spade, diamond, heart, or club on a playing card  
b    any of the spots on dice or dominoes  
4    Informal   the emblem worn on the shoulder by junior officers in the British Army, indicating their rank  
      vb   , pips, pipping, pipped  
5      (of a young bird)  
a    intr   to chirp; peep  
b    to pierce (the shell of its egg) while hatching  
6    intr   to make a short high-pitched sound  
     (C16 (in the sense: spot or speck); C17 (vb); C20 (in the sense: short high-pitched sound): of obscure, probably imitative origin; senses 1 and 5 are probably related to peep2)  

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pip          [3]  
      n  
1    a contagious disease of poultry characterized by the secretion of thick mucus in the mouth and throat  
2    Facetious slang   a minor human ailment  
3      (Brit)  
slang   a bad temper or depression (esp. in the phrase give (someone) the pip)  
      vb   , pips, pipping, pipped  
4      (Brit)  
slang   to cause to be annoyed or depressed  
     (C15: from Middle Dutch pippe, ultimately from Latin pituita phlegm; see pituitary)  

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pip          [4]  
      vb   , pips, pipping, pipped   tr     (Brit)  
slang  
1    to wound or kill, esp. with a gun  
2    to defeat (a person), esp. when his success seems certain (often in the phrase pip at the post)  
3    to blackball or ostracize  
     (C19 (originally in the sense: to blackball): probably from pip2)  

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blip  
      n  
1    a repetitive sound, such as that produced by an electronic device, by dripping water, etc  
2      (Also called)    pip          the spot of light or a sharply peaked pulse on a radar screen indicating the position of an object  
3    a temporary irregularity recorded in performance of something  
      vb   , blips, blipping, blipped  
4    intr   to produce such a noise  
     (C20: of imitative origin)  


pip          [1]  
      n  
1    the seed of a fleshy fruit, such as an apple or pear  
2    any of the segments marking the surface of a pineapple  
3    a rootstock or flower of the lily of the valley or certain other plants  
     (C18: short for pippin)  
pip          [2]  
      n  
1    a short high-pitched sound, a sequence of which can act as a time signal, esp. on radio  
2    a radar blip  
3   
a    a spot or single device, such as a spade, diamond, heart, or club on a playing card  
b    any of the spots on dice or dominoes  
4    Informal   the emblem worn on the shoulder by junior officers in the British Army, indicating their rank  
      vb   , pips, pipping, pipped  
5      (of a young bird)  
a    intr   to chirp; peep  
b    to pierce (the shell of its egg) while hatching  
6    intr   to make a short high-pitched sound  
     (C16 (in the sense: spot or speck); C17 (vb); C20 (in the sense: short high-pitched sound): of obscure, probably imitative origin; senses 1 and 5 are probably related to peep2)  
pip          [3]  
      n  
1    a contagious disease of poultry characterized by the secretion of thick mucus in the mouth and throat  
2    Facetious slang   a minor human ailment  
3      (Brit)  
slang   a bad temper or depression (esp. in the phrase give (someone) the pip)  
      vb   , pips, pipping, pipped  
4      (Brit)  
slang   to cause to be annoyed or depressed  
     (C15: from Middle Dutch pippe, ultimately from Latin pituita phlegm; see pituitary)  
pip          [4]  
      vb   , pips, pipping, pipped   tr     (Brit)  
slang  
1    to wound or kill, esp. with a gun  
2    to defeat (a person), esp. when his success seems certain (often in the phrase pip at the post)  
3    to blackball or ostracize  
     (C19 (originally in the sense: to blackball): probably from pip2)  
pip-emma  
      adv  
Old-fashioned   in the afternoon; p.m  
   Compare       ack-emma  
     (World War I phonetic alphabet for P, M)  

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See also:

pipe, pipa, pipi, pipy

! squibble-pipple id.
from squib and people (pips), a minor expletive
[US] oh squibble-pipple

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