[ duhb-uh l-dip-ing ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈdɪp ɪŋ /


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

Definition for double-dipping (2 of 2)


[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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