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
Examples from the Web for dipped
Contemporary Examples of dipped
He said he dipped into his personal funds and “reached out to some people who gave money” to get the PAC started.‘Ready for Romney’ Is Amateur Hour
December 23, 2014
Couple guided Stella as she crawled and dipped her chest to pick up each magnet.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
As F-16s roared from one end of the horizon to the other, they dipped to bomb a grassland strip.Shocked by Ukraine Violence, NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin
October 12, 2014
The numbers went into the black in early 2010, but dipped back into the red in the summer.Why You Don’t Know Obama Has Created 4.5 Million Jobs
July 7, 2014
Now it dipped its head as Lane braced himself to rise, more as if to investigate the man, certainly not to gore him.The Death of a Rodeo Cowboy
May 11, 2014
Historical Examples of dipped
She dipped her face in the fresh pure whiteness of the ones he had laid on her knee.The Incomplete Amorist
Well, she got to Lourdes, and dipped her hand into the piscina.
Then he was lowered into the bath in which the dead man had been dipped.
He had dipped the pen, as another moment showed, into red ink.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
I take it unkind of you that you have not so much as dipped ensign to me on leaving.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
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
"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].
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.