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chip and dip

[ chip uhn dip ]

noun

  1. a bowl or plate for holding potato chips or crackers with a smaller bowl, often placed in the center, for holding dip: usually sold as a set.


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Idioms and Phrases

Also, chip'n dip . A snack food or an appetizer consisting of potato chips, crackers, or raw vegetables (like carrot sticks) that are used to scoop up a dip, a savory creamy mixture. For example, There wasn't much to eat; all they served was a chip and dip . The term is also used for the utensils employed for this dish—a plate for the crackers and a small bowl for the dip. [Mid-1900s]

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Example Sentences

The bowl doubles as a chip and dip delivery system, so you can do some serious snacking at any time of the day or night.

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