Main definitions of plip in English

: Plip1plip2

Plip1

(also PLIP, plip)

noun

  • A remote control automatic locking system on a motor vehicle.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Times. Shortened from the name of Paul Lipschutz, French inventor who designed the system in 1978.

Pronunciation

Plip

/plɪp/

Main definitions of plip in English

: Plip1plip2

plip2

exclamation

  • Representing a small, abrupt, hollow sound, as of an object dropping into water, a bubble bursting softly, etc. Frequently reduplicated, or in combination with other similar sounds.

noun

  • Such a small hollow sound.

Origin

Early 20th century. Imitative. Compare plop, plop, plup [interjection].

Pronunciation

plip

/plɪp/