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Full of pips.
Informal. Depressed, irritable, annoyed. Also figurative. Compare "pipped". Now rare (Australian in later use).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Thornbury (1828–1876), author. From pip + -y<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Roger Fry (1866–1934), art historian, critic, and painter. From pip + -y.
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