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dipstick

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noun dip·stick \ˈdip-ˌstik\

Simple Definition of dipstick

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dipstick

  1. 1 :  a graduated rod for indicating depth (as of oil in a crankcase)

  2. 2 [euphemism for dipshit] :  nitwit

  3. 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 in a sentence

  1. Some dipstick cut in front of me on the highway.

  2. <which dipstick used the good china as a dog dish?>



1927

First Known Use of dipstick

1927


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dipstick

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noun dip·stick \ˈdip-ˌstik\

Medical Definition of dipstick

  1. :  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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