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[dip-ee] /ˈdɪp i/
adjective, dippier, dippiest. Slang.
somewhat mad or foolish:
dippy with love.
Origin of dippy
First recorded in 1900-05; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for dippy
Historical Examples
  • Now say, you'd thought most anyone would have dropped for a hint like that, dippy or not.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Mr. dippy joined us at the ferry and waited around to finish the trade.

  • They're dippy about Jane out there, so be sure and read her up.

    The Librarian at Play Edmund Lester Pearson
  • You bet I made you out a dippy, said Dickie with much satisfaction.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • I have been setting up nights with her till I am dippy for want of sleep.

    Living Up to Billy Elizabeth Cooper
  • Jack has just finished his farm schooling, and he is dippy about it.

    Living Up to Billy Elizabeth Cooper
  • This must be dippy, whom the other was calling for so often.

    The Auto Boys' Vacation James A. Braden
  • "If you don't I'll be dippy, too," returned Burke with a whimsical grimace.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • dippy opened one eye and stretched himself as Marian approached.

    Little Maid Marian Amy E. Blanchard
  • dippy can't fly from the land; he must be on the water in order to get up in the air.

British Dictionary definitions for dippy


adjective -pier, -piest
(slang) odd, eccentric, or crazy
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dippy

"mad, insane, crazy," 1903, perhaps from dip + -y (2), but the exact signification is unclear. Another theory connects it with dipsomania.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dippy



Crazy; foolish; whimsically silly; kooky: so strange and dippy as to have come from the brain of Tolkien/ Depardieu at his dippiest

[1900+; origin unknown; perhaps fr dip, ''head,'' in the expression off one's dip, ''crazy''; perhaps fr dipsomaniac; perhaps fr Romany divio, ''mad, madman'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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