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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sip]
    • /sɪp/
    • /sɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sip]
    • /sɪp/

Definitions of sipped word

  • verb with object sipped to drink (a liquid) a little at a time; take small tastes of: He sipped the hot tea noisily. 1
  • verb with object sipped to drink from a little at a time: The bird sipped the flower. 1
  • verb with object sipped to take in; absorb: to sip knowledge at its source. 1
  • verb without object sipped to drink by sips. 1
  • noun sipped an instance of sipping; a small taste of a liquid: One sip told me that the milk was sour. 1
  • noun sipped a small quantity taken by sipping: Take just a sip, not a gulp or a swallow. 1

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Origin of sipped

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English sippen (v.), akin to Low German sippen to sip

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Sipped


sipped popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

sipped usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sipped

verb sipped

  • chugalugged — Simple past tense and past participle of chugalug.
  • ingested — Simple past tense and past participle of ingest.
  • lapped — (of water) to wash against or beat upon (something) with a light, slapping or splashing sound: Waves lapped the shoreline.
  • quaffed — to drink a beverage, especially an intoxicating one, copiously and with hearty enjoyment.

noun sipped

  • drank — a simple past tense and past participle of drink.
  • nipped — to squeeze or compress tightly between two surfaces or points; pinch; bite.

Antonyms for sipped

noun sipped

  • gulped — to gasp or choke, as when taking large drafts of a liquid.

verb sipped

  • guzzled — Simple past tense and past participle of guzzle.

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