verb (used with object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.
verb (used without object), dipped or (Archaic) dipt; dip·ping.
Origin of dip1
Synonyms for dip
Origin of dip2
Origin of dip3
Origin of DIP
Related Words for dipdive, plunge, drop, slump, downtrend, wash, lower, rinse, soak, decline, plummet, recede, tumble, sag, spiral, reach, sink, slip, fall, skid
Examples from the Web for dip
Contemporary Examples of dip
Kirkman does dip into metaphor here, as telephones are a symbol of our connection with one another.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
In fact, 40 percent of adults will dip below the poverty line at some point in their lives.The U.S. Is Losing a Generation to Poverty
September 18, 2014
Meathead spat another long stream of dip juice into the wedding china.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand
July 6, 2014
With the metros closed, she had to dip into her savings to pay for the expensive taxi ride home that morning.My Life Behind Kiev’s Barricades
February 21, 2014
Feel good about using cottage cheese as a dip because it delivers calcium, quality protein and potassium.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics
Jenna A. Bell
February 12, 2014
Historical Examples of dip
I do but know that whether the broth be ready or no, I am about to dip this into it.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Do you see that dip in the ground there where the snow melts as fast as it drops?A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
Again he painted a while before he asked, "Has she had her dip?"Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
Dip your cutlets into the beaten egg, and then into the bread crumbs.
Dip each fish into the egg, and then strew them with bread crumbs.
verb dips, dipping or dipped
- to immerse (poultry, sheep, etc) briefly in a liquid chemical to rid them of or prevent infestation by insects, etc
- to immerse (grain, vegetables, or wood) in a preservative liquid
- any liquid chemical preparation in which poultry, sheep, etc are dipped
- any liquid preservative into which objects, esp of wood, are dipped
Word Origin for dip
Old English dyppan "immerse, baptize by immersion," from Proto-Germanic *duppjan (cf. Old Norse deypa "to dip," Danish døbe "to baptize," Old Frisian depa, Dutch dopen, German taufen, Gothic daupjan "to baptize"), related to Old English diepan "immerse, dip," and perhaps ultimately to deep. As a noun, from 1590s. Sense of "downward slope" is 1708. Meaning "sweet sauce for pudding, etc." first recorded 1825.
"stupid person, eccentric person," 1920s slang, perhaps a back-formation from dippy. "Dipshit is an emphatic form of dip (2); dipstick may be a euphemism or may reflect putative dipstick 'penis' " [DAS].