- dippy ► ADJECTIVE (dippier, dippiest) informal ▪ foolish or eccentric.ORIGIN of unknown origin.
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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 — [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 (dippier; est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1899 foolish • dippiness noun … New Collegiate 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