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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Sip
  1. To drink or imbibe in small quantities; especially, to take in with the lips in small quantities, as a liquid; as, to sip tea."Every herb that sipsthe dew." [Milton.]
  2. To draw into the mouth; to suck up; as, a bee sips nectar from the flowers.
  3. To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.(Poetic)"They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers." [Dryden.]

Etymology: OE. sippen; akin to OD. sippen, and AS. s�pan to sip, suck up, drink. See Sup (v. t.)

verb Sip
To drink a small quantity; to take a fluid with the lips; to take a sip or sips of something.
noun Sip
  1. The act of sipping; the taking of a liquid with the lips.
  2. A small draught taken with the lips; a slight taste."One sip of this Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight Beyond the bliss of dreams." [Milton.]"A sip is all that the public ever care to take from reservoirs of abstract philosophy." [De Quincey.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A small drink
  2. Drink in sips ("She was sipping her tea")

Middle English sippen, probably cognate with Middle English sipen (“to seep”), from Old English sipian (“to seep”), from a variation of Proto-Germanic *supananą (“to sip, intake”).

  1. A small mouthful of drink

sip was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Lojban, Spanish, and Tok Pisin

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sip U.S.
  White 57.02% 64.26%
  African American 13.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sip

People with the last name Sip are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sip

  • How Popular is the name Sip? Sip is the 83,608th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sip was the 78,821st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sip have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Sip in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sip? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sip first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sip is Thursday, January 1st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Sip born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sip was in 1885 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sip: Your name in reverse order is Pis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Psi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sip? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 242 people with the last name Sip.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sip? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sip as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.