|Origin:||From the sound|
|Origin:||pip ' mark on a playing card showing its value '|
pip1 [countable] British English
a small seed from a fruit such as an apple or orange:
an apple pip
Have these oranges got pips in?
a high note that is part of a series of short sounds, used for example on the radio to show the time, or on a public telephone line to show that your money has almost finished [= beep American English]
The pips are going so I'd better say goodbye.
one of the stars on the shoulders of the coats of army officers that shows their rank