Dictionary

dipper

noun dip·per \ˈdi-pər\

: a large spoon with a long handle that is used for dipping liquids

Full Definition of DIPPER

1
:  one that dips: as
a :  a worker who dips articles
b :  something (as a long-handled cup) used for dipping
c slang :  pickpocket
2
:  any of a genus (Cinclus and especially C. cinclus of the Old World and C. mexicanus of North America) of birds that comprise an oscine family (Cinclidae) and include individuals that wade and dive into swift mountain streams in search of food —called also water ouzel
3
capitalized :  a group of stars that resembles a dipper: as
a :  big dipper
b :  little dipper
dip·per·ful \-ˌfl\ noun

Examples of DIPPER

  1. <the metal dipper left in the stew pot was too hot to touch>

First Known Use of DIPPER

1611

Related to DIPPER

DIPPER Defined for Kids

dipper

noun dip·per \ˈdi-pər\

Definition of DIPPER for Kids

:  1ladle
July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears