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dippy

[dip-ee] /ˈdɪp i/
adjective, dippier, dippiest. Slang.
1.
somewhat mad or foolish:
dippy with love.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; origin uncertain
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  • Some people will dismiss the whole thing as hippy-dippy, feel-good stuff.
  • Might as well milk it for what you can, retire as early as you can, and get the heck out of this dippy place.
  • These shows pit caustic and manipulative brunettes against surprisingly canny blondes, or alternatively, focus on dippy brunettes.
  • But make no mistake-this ain't some hippy-dippy attempt at selling ice cream.
British Dictionary definitions for dippy

dippy

/ˈdɪpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
(slang) odd, eccentric, or crazy
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for dippy
adj.

"mad, insane, crazy," 1903, perhaps from dip + -y (2), but the exact signification is unclear. Another theory connects it with dipsomania.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dippy

dippy

adjective

Crazy; foolish; whimsically silly; kooky: so strange and dippy as to have come from the brain of Tolkien/ Depardieu at his dippiest

[1900+; origin unknown; perhaps fr dip, ''head,'' in the expression off one's dip, ''crazy''; perhaps fr dipsomaniac; perhaps fr Romany divio, ''mad, madman'']


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