adjective (dippier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1899 foolishdippiness noun

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  • dippy — mad, insane, crazy, 1903, perhaps from DIP (Cf. dip) + Y (Cf. y) (2), but the exact signification is unclear. Another theory connects it with DIPSOMANIA (Cf. dipsomania) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dippy — ► ADJECTIVE (dippier, dippiest) informal ▪ foolish or eccentric. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • dippy — [dip′ē] adj. dippier, dippiest Slang foolish, eccentric, or crazy …   English World dictionary

  • dippy — UK [ˈdɪpɪ] / US adjective Word forms dippy : adjective dippy comparative dippier superlative dippiest informal silly, especially in a pleasant or funny way …   English dictionary

  • dippy — mod. crazy; loony. □ Who is that dippy chick with the lamp shade on her head? □ Tom is dippy, but fun …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dippy — /dip ee/, adj., dippier, dippiest. Slang. somewhat mad or foolish: dippy with love. [1900 05; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • dippy — [[t]dɪ̱pi[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as dippy, you mean that they are slightly odd or unusual, but in a way that you find charming and attractive. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • dippy — adjective Lacking common sense Syn: dotty …   Wiktionary

  • dippy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Slang. So senseless as to be laughable: absurd, foolish, harebrained, idiotic, imbecilic, insane, lunatic, mad, moronic, nonsensical, preposterous, silly, softheaded, tomfool, unearthly, zany. Informal: cockeyed,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dippy — dip|py [ˈdıpi] adj informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from dipso drunk person (19 21 centuries), from dipsomaniac] silly or crazy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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