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SIP 5 

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IS 2PI 4
SI 2 

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From Middle English sippen, of uncertain origin. Compare with Low German sippen (to sip). Possibly from a variant of Middle English suppen (to drink, sip) (see sup) or perhaps from Old English sipian, sypian (to take in moisture, soak, macerate), from Proto-Germanic *sipōną (to drip, trickle), from Proto-Indo-European *seyb- (to pour out, trickle, leak out). Compare also Old High German supfen (to drink, sip), from Proto-Germanic *sūpaną (to sip, intake).


  • enPR: sĭp, IPA(key): /sɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp


sip (plural sips)

  1. A small mouthful of drink



sip (third-person singular simple present sips, present participle sipping, simple past and past participle sipped)

  1. (transitive) To drink slowly, small mouthfuls at a time.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 5
      He held out to me a bowl of steaming broth, that filled the room with a savour sweeter, ten thousand times, to me than every rose and lily of the world; yet would not let me drink it at a gulp, but made me sip it with a spoon like any baby.
  2. (intransitive) To drink a small quantity.
    • [She] rais'd it to her mouth with sober grace; / Then, sipping, offered to the next in place.
  3. To taste the liquor of; to drink out of.
    • They skim the floods, and sip the purple flowers.
  4. (Scotland, US, dated) Alternative form of seep
  5. (figuratively) to consume slowly — (usually) in contrast to faster consumption, (sometimes) in contrast to zero consumption
    • 1995 Richard North, Life on a Modern Planet: A Manifesto for Progress p.80 (Manchester University Press, →ISBN):
      Sales of lightbulbs which sip electricity, and whose increased cost in the shops is easily paid for over their lifetime, used to double every year; in 1990/1991, they leapt sevenfold.
    • 2008 July 3, "The presidential election: White men can vote" The Economist:
      It makes a small car, the Chevy Cobalt, which sips petrol in moderation and is therefore selling well.
    • 2014 October 20, Erik Hyrkas, "Energy Vampires are Attacking Your Home – Here’s How to Stop Them" (Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy)
      Even when turned off, these devices can idly sip electricity from your outlet costing you money.


  • nurse
  • See also Thesaurus:drink


See also

  • seep
  • siphon


  • IPS, IPs, ISP, Isp, PIs, PSI, SPI, iPS, isp, pis, psi



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sip (comparative sipper, superlative sipst)

  1. sad, subdued
    Synonyms: droevig, treurig




From English safe, from Middle English sauf, safe, saf, saaf, from Old French sauf, saulf, salf (safe), from Latin salvus (whole, safe), from Proto-Indo-European *solh₂- (whole, every).


  • IPA(key): [ˈsɪp]
  • Hyphenation: sip


sip (plural sip-sip)

  1. (colloquial) safe.
    1. not in danger; out of harm's reach.
      Synonym: aman
    2. free from risk.
      Synonym: terjamin
    3. reliable.
      Synonyms: mantap, elok, baik, sempurna

Further reading

  • “sip” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.


Alternative forms

  • sip-dhúntóir


From English zip.


sip f (genitive singular sipe, nominative plural sipeanna)

  1. zip, zipper, zip fastener



Further reading

  • "sip" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “sip” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.



Possibly a calque of English yep.


  • IPA(key): /ˈsip/, [ˈsip]



  1. (informal, neologism) yep, yeah, uh-huh

See also

  • nop

Tok Pisin


From English ship.



  1. ship

  • of or pertaining to a sinusoid.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)