Each profession has its own slang, which consists in the use of slang words, foreign borrowings, as well as in the wrong formulation of stress. The military profession in this matter is not only no exception, but rather the opposite - the most valuable and brightest example. Today we will talk about such a mysterious word as "chipok".
There are many versions of the origin of the word "Chipok". To begin with, it is worth recalling that this term is used by both contract (including officers) and conscript servicemen to call a commercial catering establishment, a food store, a cafe. Despite the fact that the Russian army is changing more and more every year, the name "chipok", which appeared in Soviet times, is firmly entrenched in army folklore. So where did this word come from? There are three versions: "commercial", "cadet" and "historical".
1. The "historical" version
There is an opinion that CHIPOK is an abbreviation that was introduced sometime after the Civil War (according to some guesses in 1927) in the Red Army. This abbreviation stands for "Part of the Individual Food Supply of the Red Army". There is reason to believe that something like this could really take place in the wake of the New Economic Policy in the USSR, which lasted until 1931. There is only one huge "but". There is not a single document confirming the "historical" version of the term.
2. The "cadet" version
The second and most plausible version boils down to the fact that CHIPOK is an abbreviation for the comic "Individual Emergency Help to the Hungry Cadet." It should be noted that this is how CHIPOK is deciphered in military schools to this day. The version looks very slender, but it is not clear what appeared earlier - the decryption or the word itself.
3. "commercial" version
Finally, there is another quite consistent version of the origin of this term. There is reason to believe that "Chipok" is a slang development of the reduction of the state of emergency from a private entrepreneur. The truth here also has its "but". The fact is that the word "Chipok" is very old, and the first private entrepreneurs with shops appeared in military units not earlier than the 1990s, when the collapse of the Soviet Union took place.
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