kip
Pronunciation 1325–75, Middle English kipp, from Dutch, Middle (ca.1050-1350) kip, from gml kip ("pack, bundle of hides") Noun

kip

  1. The untanned hide#noun|hide of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.
  2. A bundle or set of such hides.
  3. (obsolete) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.
  4. The leather made from such hide; kip leather.
1760–70, probably related to Danish kippe and gml kiffe. From the same distant Germanic root as cove. Noun

kip (plural kips)

  1. (informal, chiefly UK) A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
  2. (informal, chiefly UK) Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.
    I’m just going for my afternoon kip.
  3. (informal, chiefly UK) A very untidy house or room.
  4. (informal, chiefly UK, dated) A brothel.
Translations
  • Russian: со́н
  • Spanish: siesta
Verb

kip (kips, present participle kipping; past and past participle kipped)

  1. (informal, chiefly UK) To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.
    Don’t worry, I’ll kip on the sofabed.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: перекантова́ться
Verb

kip (kips, present participle kipping; past and past participle kipped)

  1. (transitive, dialectal, Scotland) To snatch; take up hastily; filch
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To hold or keep (together)
  3. (intransitive, obsolete) To conduct oneself; act
1910–15, Americanism, abbreviated from kilo + pound. Noun

kip (plural kips)

  1. A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.
  2. A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.
  3. (rare, nonstandard) A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
1950–55, from Lao ກີບ. Noun

kip (plural kip)

  1. The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol ₭, abbreviation LAK.
Translations
  • German: Kip
  • Russian: кип
Noun

kip (plural kips)

  1. (gymnastics) A basic skill or maneuver in artistic gymnastics on the uneven bars, parallel bars, high bar and still rings used, for example, as a way of mounting the bar in a front support position, or achieving a handstand from a hanging position. In its basic form, the legs are swung forward and upward by bending the hips, then suddenly down again, which gives the upward impulse to the body.
  2. (Australia, games, two-up) A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
    • 1951, Jon Cleary, The Sundowners, 1952, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=W4c8AAAAIAAJ&q=%22kip%22|%22kips%22+%22two-up%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&dq=%22kip%22|%22kips%22+%22two-up%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=n3OVT-umMYfnmAWm152HAg&redir_esc=y page 208],
      Again Turk placed the pennies on the kip. He took his time, deliberate over the small action, held the kip for a long breathless moment, then jerked his wrist and the pennies were in the air.
    • 2003, Gilbert Buchanan, Malco Polia - Traveller, Warrior, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=qb7Ck4-i8UMC&pg=PA52&dq=%22kip%22|%22kips%22+%22two-up%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=9WmVT9yTHcnGmQWvt62GAg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22kip%22|%22kips%22%20%22two-up%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 52],
      Money was laid on the floor for bets on the heads or tails finish of two pennies tossed high into the air from a small wooden kip.
    • 2010, Colin McLaren, Sunflower: A Tale of Love, War and Intrigue, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=oa2aeN3SjD8C&pg=PA101&dq=%22kip%22|%22kips%22+%22two-up%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MnuVT8qIB47UmAWT-qXTAQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22kip%22|%22kips%22%20%22two-up%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 101],
      Jack discarded a length of wood, two twists of wire, his two-up kip and a spanner.
  3. (Scotland) A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
Verb

kip (kips, present participle kipping; past and past participle kipped)

  1. (gymnastics, intransitive) To perform the kip maneuver.

Kip
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.



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