dippy

[dip-ee]

adjective, dip·pi·er, dip·pi·est. Slang.

somewhat mad or foolish: dippy with love.

Nearby words

  1. dipody,
  2. dipolar ion,
  3. dipole,
  4. dipole moment,
  5. dipper,
  6. dipropellant,
  7. dipropyltryptamine,
  8. diprotic,
  9. diprotodon,
  10. diprotodont

Origin of dippy

First recorded in 1900–05; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for dippy

dippy

adjective -pier or -piest

slang odd, eccentric, or crazy

Word Origin for dippy

C20: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for dippy

dippy

adj.

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

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