Noun. It comes from the Philip K. Dick book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? later filmed as Blade Runner
"Kipple" are those obscure pieces of stuff that are parts of some mechanism or thing you once owned but is now gone; odd bits that now have no purpose but you still have. Stuff like the cap for a missing pen, bags for a vaccume cleaner you no longer have, tires from a bicycle that was stolen, a gear from a car door window, half of a pair of scissors, an o-ring from a pump for an aquarium you gave to your sister, a section of Hot Wheels track, a wingnut with no bolt, a knob to a radio you lost years ago, a small plastic boot from your old GI Joe, staples for a stapler you no lent to a friend but never got back, a box of old razor blades, and various other parts and pieces of unknown origin.
Kipple tends to accumulate, especially when you have lived in a house for a long time.
headphones from long-gone CD players
manuals for calculators i don't even own anymore...
LOTS of AC adaptors for various electronic items which i cannot locate....
there's lots of kipple in my house.
I use the word......"shit" to describe those things.
Example. "Look at all of this shit".
Being a redneck has it's advantages.
No one here is kipple-free, though they may think they are.
Of course it worse for some than others.
Unfortunaly, there is a point where you will never be rid of it all...
Kipple has a way of sapping your energy. Try to get rid of it, but there will always be some here and there. It is quite hopeless actually.
Think I'm wrong? See how much you can find in five minutes; you will become a Believer.