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dipstick

noun dip·stick \ˈdip-ˌstik\

: a long thin piece of metal with marks that are used to show how much of a fluid (such as motor oil) is in a container or an engine

: a stupid person

Full Definition of DIPSTICK

1
:  a graduated rod for indicating depth (as of oil in a crankcase)
2
[euphemism for dipshit] :  nitwit
3
:  a chemically sensitive strip of paper used to identify one or more constituents (as glucose or protein) of urine by immersion

Examples of DIPSTICK

  1. Some dipstick cut in front of me on the highway.
  2. <which dipstick used the good china as a dog dish?>

First Known Use of DIPSTICK

1927

dipstick

noun dip·stick \ˈdip-ˌstik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIPSTICK

:  a chemically sensitive strip of paper used to identify one or more constituents (as glucose or protein) of urine by immersion

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