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Dictionary Definition

kip

Noun

1 sleep; "roused him from his kip"
2 the basic unit of money in Laos
3 a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an errect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright [syn: upstart] v : be asleep [syn: sleep, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's] [ant: wake] [also: kipping, kipped]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /kɪp/, /kIp/
    Rhymes with: -ɪp

Etymology 1

Noun

  1. In the context of "colloquial|informal": Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze, siesta.
    • I’m just going for my afternoon kip.
  2. Piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
  3. Very untidy house or room.
  4. A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons) or sometimes equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
  5. In the context of "gymnastics": A move or maneuver from below the equipment to above it.
Translations
informal: sleep
obsolete: piece of flat wood in a game of two-up.
very untidy house or room
  • Dutch: keet, hol
unit of force
gymnastics: move or maneuver from below the equipment to above it

Verb

  1. To sleep.
    • Don’t worry, I’ll kip on the sofabed.
Translations
sleep
  • Dutch: dutten, een uiltje knappen, maffen
  • Finnish: nukkua, koisata

Etymology 2

From ກີບ.

Noun

  1. The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol .
Translations
unit of currency in Laos
  • Dutch: kip

Croatian

Etymology

From kép.

Noun

  1. Statue.

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • /kɪp/

Noun

  1. Hen, chicken.
  1. Kip, currency in Laos.

Synonyms

Slovene

Noun

  1. statue

Turkish

Noun

  1. form

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