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
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Historical Examples of dipt
No angel, but a dearer being all dipt in angel instincts, breathing Paradise.Marie Gourdon
At one moment I saw the avenue of lit green, at another she was dipt in it.Lore of Proserpine
For this reason it is proper that linen cloths, dipt in very cold water, be laid over the receiver, and frequently shifted.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
Nay, I doubt whether he would discover any vain-glorious complacence in his colours, though "Iris" herself "dipt the woof."The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb
First one, then the other, dipt his hands into the fiercely-boiling water, lifting some up and pouring it over the wrist.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
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.