Sunday, February 07, 2016
Definitions for dipsy-doodle
- Slang. a quick dipping, sliding motion of the body, as made by ball carriers in football to evade tacklers.
- Slang. an act, movement, etc., to confuse, evade, or distract the attention of an opponent or competitor.
- Slang. shady dealings; chicanery.
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Citations for dipsy-doodle
Martin carried 12 times for 40 yards, including an 8-yard dipsy-doodle on the second play of the game that he nearly broke open.
I'm more likely to miss a nuance in the written word than I am in the spoken word. If someone is trying to do a verbal dipsy doodle around me, I don't miss it very often, because Henry Kissinger is the best dipsy-doodle artist in the world.
Origin of dipsy-doodle
Dipsy-doodle entered English in the mid-1900s.