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Etymology 1

1325–75, Middle English kipp < Middle Dutch kip < Middle Low German kip (pack, bundle of hides)

Alternative spellings

  • kipp, kippe, kyppe

Noun

Singular
kip

Plural
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  1. The untanned 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.

Etymology 2

1760–70, probably related to Danish kippe (dive, hovel, cheap inn) and Middle Low German kiffe (hovel). From the same distant Germanic root as cove.

Noun

Singular
kip

Plural
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  1. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.
  2. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze, siesta.
    I’m just going for my afternoon kip.
  3. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A very untidy house or room.
  4. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A brothel.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to kip

Third person singular
kip

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to kip (third-person singular simple present kip, present participle p, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
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Etymology 3

1910–15, Americanism, abbreviated from kilo + pound.

Noun

Singular
kip

Plural
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  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, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.

Etymology 4

1950–55, from Lao ກີບ (kiip).

Noun

Singular
kip

Plural
kip

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  1. The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol , abbreviation LAK.
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Etymology 5

Unknown. Some maybe related to [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Kippe (stub).

Noun

Singular
kip

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A basic skill or maneuver in artistic gymnastics on the uneven bars, 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, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
Translations

Croatian

Etymology

From Hungarian kép.

Noun

kip m (plural kipovi)

  1. Statue.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

kip f. (plural pen, diminutive je)

  1. Hen, chicken.

kip m. and f. (no plural, no diminutive)

  1. Kip, currency in Laos.

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Derived terms


Slovene

Noun

kip m.

  1. statue

Turkish

Noun

kip

  1. form

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