transitive verb

chili-dipped; chili-dipping; chili-dips
US, golf, informal : to mishit (a shot, especially a chip shot) by hitting the ground before the ball
Jordan bogeys the 1st hole when he chili-dips a chip shot and two-putts from the fringe.E. M. Swift, Sports Illustrated, 14 Aug. 1989
chili-dip noun
plural chili-dips
I three-putted five greens. I hit my usual three or four chili-dips. Garry Smits, Florida Times-Union, 27 Aug. 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chili-dip was in 1956

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“Chili-dip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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