kip

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kipp, kippe, kyppe

Noun[edit]

kip (plural kips)

  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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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[edit]

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.
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Verb[edit]

kip (third-person singular simple present kips, present participle kipping, simple 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.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

kip (plural kips)

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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, nonstandard) A unit of mass equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.

Etymology 4[edit]

1950–55, from Lao ກີບ (kīp).

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Noun[edit]

kip (plural kip)

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


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Etymology 5[edit]

Unknown. Some senses maybe related to German Kippe (stub).

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kip (plural kips)

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  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, 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, 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, page 101,
      Jack discarded a length of wood, two twists of wire, his two-up kip and a spanner.
  3. (Scots) A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.
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kip f (plural kippen, diminutive kippetje n or kipje n)

  1. chicken, hen
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Lao ກີບ (kīp).

Noun[edit]

kip m (uncountable)

  1. Kip, currency in Laos.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Turkic language.

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kȋp m (Cyrillic spelling ки̑п)

  1. statue
    kip slobode — the Statue of Liberty
    Zeusov kip u Olimpiji — the statue of Zeus at Olympia
    arheolog je pažljivo ispitao kip — archeologist has carefully examined the statue

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  • kip” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

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kíp m inan (genitive kípa, nominative plural kípi)

  1. statue

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic kib, kip, from Proto-Turkic.

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kip

  1. form