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dipstick

[dip-stik] /ˈdɪpˌstɪk/
noun
1.
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.
2.
Slang. fool; jerk.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; dip1 + stick1
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British Dictionary definitions for dip-stick

dipstick

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