pip emma


pip emma
adverb &noun Brit. dated informal term for p.m.
Origin
First World War: signallers' name for these letters.

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  • pip emma — adv. & n. Brit. colloq. = P.M. Etymology: formerly signallers names for letters PM * * * (ˈ)pip.ˈemə adverb Etymology: from British signalmen s telephone pronunc. of P.M. Britain : after noon * * * /pip em euh/, Brit. in, on, or during the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pip emma — /pip em euh/, Brit. in, on, or during the afternoon. [1910 15; phrase repr. P.M., used by signalmen] * * * …   Universalium

  • pip-emma — /pɪp ˈɛmə/ (say pip emuh) adverb Obsolescent p.m. Compare ack emma. {from a signalling code issued in 1898 by the British War Office} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • pip emma —   a.,adv. World War One signaller s slang for post meridiem …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ack emma — adv. & n. Brit. colloq. = A.M. Etymology: formerly signallers name for the letters AM * * * (ˈ)ak.ˈemə adverb Etymology: from British signalmen s telephone pron. of A.M. Britain : before noon * * * ack emma /ak emˈə/ (milit sl) adverb Ante… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ack-emma — /æk ˈɛmə/ (say ak emuh) adverb Obsolescent a.m. Compare pip emma. {from a signalling code issued in 1898 by the British War Office} …   Australian English dictionary

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