I. noun Etymology: Middle English pippe, from Middle Dutch (akin to Old High German pfiffīz), from Vulgar Latin *pipita, alteration of Latin pituita phlegm, pip; perhaps akin to Greek pitys pine — more at pine Date: 15th century 1. a. a disorder of a bird marked by formation of a scale or crust on the tongue b. the scale or crust of this disorder 2. a. any of various human ailments; especially a slight nonspecific disorder b. chiefly British a feeling of irritation or annoyance II. verb (pipped; pipping) Etymology: imitative Date: 1598 intransitive verb 1. peep I,1 2. to break through the shell of the egg <
the chick pipped
transitive verb to break open (the shell of an egg) in hatching III. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1604 1. a. one of the dots used on dice and dominoes to indicate numerical value b. spot 2c 2. a. spot, speck b. spike I,6a; also blip 3. an individual rootstock of the lily of the valley 4. a diamond-shaped insignia of rank worn by a second lieutenant, lieutenant, or captain in the British army IV. noun Etymology: short for pippin Date: 1797 1. a small fruit seed; especially one of a several-seeded fleshy fruit 2. one extraordinary of its kind V. transitive verb (pipped; pipping) Etymology: probably from pip to blackball, from 3pip or 4pip Date: 1880 British to beat by a narrow margin VI. noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1907 chiefly British a short high-pitched tone

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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