KIP

kip, upstart

(noun) a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright

kip

(noun) the basic unit of money in Laos

kip

(noun) sleep; “roused him from his kip”

sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's

(verb) be asleep

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology 1

Noun

kip (countable and uncountable, plural kips)

The untanned hide of a young or small beast, such as a calf, lamb, or young goat.

A bundle or set of such hides.

(obsolete) A unit of count for skins, 30 for lamb and 50 for goat.

The leather made from such hide; kip leather.

Etymology 2

Noun

kip (plural kips)

(informal, chiefly UK) A place to sleep; a rooming house; a bed.

(informal, chiefly UK) Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze.

(informal, chiefly UK) A very untidy house or room.

(informal, chiefly UK, dated) A brothel.

Verb

kip (third-person singular simple present kips, present participle kipping, simple past and past participle kipped)

(informal, chiefly UK) To sleep; often with the connotation of a temporary or charitable situation, or one borne out of necessity.

Synonyms

• crash (US)

Etymology 3

Verb

kip (third-person singular simple present kips, present participle kipping, simple past and past participle kipped)

(transitive, dialectal, Scotland) To snatch; take up hastily; filch

(intransitive, obsolete) To hold or keep (together)

(intransitive, obsolete) To conduct oneself; act

Etymology 4

Noun

kip (plural kips)

A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons); occasionally called the kilopound.

A unit of weight, used, for example, to calculate shipping charges, equal to half a US ton, or 1000 pounds.

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

Etymology 5

Noun

kip (plural kip)

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

Etymology 6

Noun

kip (plural kips)

(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.

(Australia, games, two-up) A piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.

(Scotland) A sharp-pointed hill; a projecting point, as on a hill.

Verb

kip (third-person singular simple present kips, present participle kipping, simple past and past participle kipped)

(gymnastics, intransitive) To perform the kip maneuver.

Anagrams

• KPI, PKI

Etymology

Shortening.

Proper noun

Kip

A diminutive of the male given name Kipling.

Anagrams

• KPI, PKI

Source: Wiktionary


Kip, n.

Definition: The hide of a young or small beef creature, or leather made from it; kipskin. Kip leather. See Kipskin.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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