- the act or practice of receiving more than one income or collecting double benefits from the same employer or organization.
Origin of double-dipping
First recorded in 1970–75
- 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
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Contemporary Examples of double-dipping
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The Daily Beast
February 2, 2010