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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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Examples from the web for dipstick
  • Five minutes later the little dipstick that detects white cells in the urine was turning a dark purple.
  • Normally, protein is not found in urine when a routine dipstick test is performed.
  • Usually, the health care provider checks for glucose in the urine sample using a dipstick made with a color-sensitive pad.
British Dictionary definitions for dipstick

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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Slang definitions & phrases for dipstick

dipshit

modifier

: The dipshit broads took their lives in their own hands/ Listen, you toadying dipshit scumbag

noun

A stupid, obnoxious person; jerk: You dipshit dog/ The other guy is the dipshit/ We're broke, dipstick

[1960s+; dipshit is an emphatic form of dip2; dipstick may be a euphemism or may reflect putative dipstick, ''penis'']


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