a very small amount of a drink that you take into your mouth to have/take a sip of water Word Origin late Middle English: perhaps a modification of sup, as symbolic of a less vigorous action.Extra examples He drank the whisky in sips. He took a final sip of his coffee before leaving. He took a sip from his glass. I took a little sip of my drink. a sip of coffee Could I have a sip of your wine? She took another sip of her drink.