Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "pip" [pip]

  • The small seed of a fruit, as that of an apple or orange. (noun)
  • Chiefly British To wound or kill with a bullet. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To get the better of; defeat. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly British To blackball. (verb-transitive)
  • Games A dot indicating a unit of numerical value on dice or dominoes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pip" in a sentence
  • "The officer who was in charge of the o'pip is here today."
  • "The pip was a Class A, racing after the outgoing signal like a greyhound after a mechanical rabbit."
  • "The orange tree is produced from the pip, which is sown in a sheltered uncovered bed."