[duhb-uh l-dip-ing]


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


[duhb-uh l-dip]

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 formsdou·ble-dip·per, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for double-dipping

Contemporary Examples of double-dipping

  • Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead with nine nods each, Up is double-dipping, and the Sandra and Meryl feud continues.

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