I. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1953 1. a short high-pitched sound (as from electronic equipment) 2. — used in place of an obscene or vulgar expletive II. transitive verb Date: 1968 blip III. interjection Date: 1970 — used in place of an expletive

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