verb (used without object), dou·ble-dipped, dou·ble-dip·ping.
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Origin of double-dip
OTHER WORDS FROM double-dipdou·ble-dip·per, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for double-dip
With Europe stuck in a double-dip recession, the United States once again finds itself a prime engine of global growth.America’s Economy Is Outperforming Rivals Because the U.S. Is Excelling at Globalization|Robert Shapiro|June 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
More uncertainty could force a further credit squeeze on an economy that has just entered a double-dip recession.Barclays, NatWest, LIBOR: Britain’s ‘Perfect Storm’ of Scandal|Peter Jukes|July 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the question is whether the employment and output gaps will get worse—i.e., are we headed for a double-dip recession?
As a result, we do run a higher risk of a double-dip recession than we did several months ago.
Despite an initial rally after today's jobs report, the Dow took another hit, sagging on fears of a double-dip recession.
British Dictionary definitions for double-dip
- a recession in which a brief recovery in output is followed by another fall, because demand remains low
- (as modifier)a double-dip recession