a complement equal to the original; a double measure:
a double dip of protection through both insurance and Social Security.
something that happens twice in a cycle, especially on a downturn:
a double dip of recession.
[duhb-uh l-dip] /ˈdʌb əlˈdɪp/ Show IPAverb, double-dipped, double-dipping, adjective
verb 1adjective 1
verb (used without object)
Informal. to earn a salary from one position while collecting a pension from the same employer or organization, especially to be a wage earner on the federal payroll while receiving a military retiree's pension.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a double dip.
Related forms double-dipper, noun
a. a recession in which a brief recovery in output is followed by another fall, because demand remains low