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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Perhaps from sup 'to drink in small mouthfuls' (11-21 centuries), from Old English supan

sip

1 verb
     
sip
sip1 past tense and past participle sipped, present participle sipping [intransitive and transitive]
to drink something slowly, taking very small mouthfuls:
She was sitting at the table sipping her coffee.
sip at
He sipped at his wine with pleasure.

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