dip stick


a rod for measuring the depth of a liquid; especially, a thin metal rod used to measure the oil level in the crankcase of an automotive engine.
Slang. fool; jerk.

1925–30; dip1 + stick1

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dipstick (ˈdɪpˌstɪk)
1.  a graduated rod or strip dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level
2.  slang (Brit) a fool

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dipstick definition

  1. n.
    the penis. (From the name of the metal stick used to measure the amount of oil in an automobile engine. Usually objectionable.) : He held his hands over his dipstick and ran for the bedroom.

  2. Go to dipshit. :
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