pip


pip
Ⅰ.
pip [1] NOUN a small hard seed in a fruit.
ORIGIN abbreviation of PIPPIN(Cf. ↑pippin).
Ⅱ.
pip [2] NOUN (the pips) Brit. a series of short high-pitched sounds used as a signal on the radio or within the telephone system.
ORIGIN imitative.
Ⅲ.
pip [3] NOUN 1) Brit. a star indicating rank on the shoulder of an army officer's uniform. 2) any of the spots on a playing card, dice, or domino. 3) an image of an object on a radar screen.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.
Ⅳ.
pip [4] NOUN a disease of poultry or other birds causing thick mucus in the throat and white scale on the tongue.
give someone the pip — Cf. give someone the pip
ORIGIN Dutch pippe, probably from Latin pituita 'slime' .
Ⅴ.
pip [5] VERB (pipped, pipping) Brit. informal 1) (be pipped) be defeated by a small margin or at the last moment. 2) dated hit or wound with a gun.
pip at the post — Cf. ↑pip at the post
ORIGIN from PIP(Cf. ↑pip) or PIP(Cf. ↑pip).

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Synonyms:
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