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

somewhat mad or foolish: dippy with love.

Origin of dippy

First recorded in 1900–05; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for dippy

Historical Examples of dippy

  • Now say, you'd thought most anyone would have dropped for a hint like that, dippy or not.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • Mr. Dippy joined us at the ferry and waited around to finish the trade.

  • They're dippy about Jane out there, so be sure and read her up.

    The Librarian at Play

    Edmund Lester Pearson

  • You bet I made you out a dippy, said Dickie with much satisfaction.

    Nothing But the Truth

    Frederic S. Isham

  • I have been setting up nights with her till I am dippy for want of sleep.

    Living Up to Billy

    Elizabeth Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for 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

"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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