Definition of pip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɪp//
    Radio broadcasting
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  1. 1(especially British English) (usually North American English seed) the small hard seed that is found in some types of fruit an apple/orange pip
  2. 2the pips [plural] (old-fashioned, British English) a series of short high sounds, especially those used when giving the exact time on the radio The news will follow the pips at six o’clock. See related entries: Radio broadcasting
  3. 3(North American English) one of the dots showing the value on dice and dominoes; one of the marks showing the value and suit of a playing card
  4. Word Originnoun sense 1 late 18th cent.: abbreviation of pippin. noun sense 2 early 20th cent.: imitative. noun sense 3 late 16th cent. (originally peep, denoting each of the dots on playing cards, dice, and dominoes): of unknown origin.
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