[ duhb-uh l-dip ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈdɪp /

verb (used without object), dou·ble-dipped, dou·ble-dip·ping.

Informal. to earn a salary from one position while collecting a pension from the same employer or organization, especially to be a wage earner on the federal payroll while receiving a military retiree's pension.


of, relating to, or of the nature of a double dip.

Origin of double-dip

First recorded in 1960–65

Related forms

dou·ble-dip·per, noun

Definition for double-dip (2 of 2)

double dip


a complement equal to the original; a double measure: a double dip of protection through both insurance and Social Security.
something that happens twice in a cycle, especially on a downturn: a double dip of recession. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for double-dip

double dip


  1. a recession in which a brief recovery in output is followed by another fall, because demand remains low
  2. (as modifier)a double-dip recession
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