What does the word pippin mean?

Usage examples for pippin

  1. The door opened by a few inches at this moment and a wrinkled pippin of a head was pushed in. – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  2. It was, therefore, in a word, up to Carruthers now; the Pippin would be brought to account; and as far as he, Jimmie Dale, was concerned, his connection with the affair was at an end. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  3. She's a pippin, if you please. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore