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Pip-squeak

Definition of the noun pip-squeak

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noun

  1. someone who is small and insignificant

Explanation

Pip-squeak was a simple radio navigation system used by the Royal Air Force during the early part of World War II. Pip-squeak used an aircraft's voice radio set to periodically send out a 1 kHz tone which was picked up by ground-based "huff-duff" receivers. Using three huff-duff measurements, observers could determine the location of friendly aircraft using triangulation.

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

perique, physique, Pikes Peak, pip-squeak, pratique, relique, technic, technique, Tajik, unique, unspeak, workweek biunique, Bolshevik, Chesapeake, dominique, doublespeak, ecofreak, fenugreek, hide-and-seek, Lassen Peak, Martinique, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2006)

by Eric Partridge

pip-squeak. An insignificant person or object: 1910 (E.V. Lucas: OED). Among the WW1 Army other ranks it had the nuance of 'second lieutenant'—very common in the war novels and memoirs concerning that period. Echoic, but for ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

pipsqueak; pip-squeak noun an insignificant person UK, 1910 There is a scene where a jumped-up pipsqueak officer tells someone who has been through hell: ®Your shoelaces are undone. You«re a bloody disgrace. ̄ ¦ The Guardian ...

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Video shows what pip-squeak means. A small and insignificant person.. Pip-squeak Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

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