pip emma


pip emma
adv. & n. Brit. colloq. = P.M.
Etymology: formerly signallers' names for letters PM

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\(ˈ)pip.ˈemə\ adverb
Etymology: from British signalmen's telephone pronunc. of P.M.
Britain : after noon

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/pip" em"euh/, Brit.
in, on, or during the afternoon.
[1910-15; phrase repr. P.M., used by signalmen]

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pip emma /pip emˈə/ (milit sl)
adverb
Post meridiem, in the afternoon (cf ↑ack emma)
ORIGIN: Formerly signallers' names for the letters PM

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pip emma
see pip n.4

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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