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noun

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.

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double-dip
[ duhb-uhl-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.

adjective

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

Origin of double-dip

First recorded in 1960–65

OTHER WORDS FROM double-dip

double-dipper, noun
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double dip

noun

economics
  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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