Meaning of kipsie in English:


(also kipsy)

Pronunciation /ˈkɪpsi/


informal Australian
  • An improvised dwelling or shelter.

    • ‘they rigged up a kipsie for me, and gave me everything I wanted’
    • ‘Their own little place was what the locals would call a kipsie, which had a door to keep the draughts out and a large, lumpy straw mattress.’
    • ‘I seen her in me mind, in our own little kipsie, bye an' bye.’
    • ‘Home to our kipsies we've wandered.’
    • ‘It's time to leave the kipsie and pretend to do something meaningful, like real research.’
    • ‘They call it "the kipsie" and use it for their coffee breaks.’


Early 20th century perhaps from kip.