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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pip
A contagious disease of fowls, characterized by hoarseness, discharge from the nostrils and eyes, and an accumulation of mucus in the mouth, forming a “scale” on the tongue. By some the term pip is restricted to this last symptom, the disease being called roup by them.

Etymology: OE. pippe, D. pip, or F. pépie; from LL. pipita, fr. L. pituita slime, phlegm, rheum, in fowls, the pip. Cf. Pituite

noun Pip
A seed, as of an apple or orange.

Etymology: Formerly pippin pepin. Cf. Pippin

noun Pip
One of the conventional figures or “spots” on playing cards, dominoes, etc.

Etymology: Perh. for pick, F. pique a spade at cards, a pike. Cf. Pique

verb Pip
To cry or chirp, as a chicken; to peep.

Etymology: See Peep

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
  2. A mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)
  3. A small hard seed found in some fruits
  4. A minor nonspecific ailment
  5. A disease of poultry
  6. Defeat thoroughly
  7. Hit with a missile from a weapon
  8. Kill by firing a missile
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  1. A diminutive form of the given names Philip, Phillip, and Philippa.

Notable Persons Named Pip

Pip Torrens is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1984 to present. Pip was born on June 2nd, 1960 in Bromley.

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Pip the Troll is a comics character.

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Pip Carter is an actor.

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Pip and Jane Baker was a s and, s, screenwriting, screenwriter, and television writer. Their career lasted from 1961 to 1961. They breathed their last breath on September 8th, 2014.

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Pip is a pop music and rock music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Pip was given the name Phillip Andrew Arnold on April 26th, 1992 in Marietta, Georgia. Pip is also known as Pip and Phillip Arnold.

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Pip was born in 1986.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Pip

Scroobius Pip is a hip hop music rapping and spoken word. He has been prominent since 2005. Scroobius was given the name David Meads on August 3rd, 1981 in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, United Kingdom.

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Pip is a pop music and rock music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Pip was given the name Phillip Andrew Arnold on April 26th, 1992 in Marietta, Georgia. Pip is also known as Pip and Phillip Arnold.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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