dipper

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noun dip·per \ˈdi-pər\

Definition of dipper

  1. 1 :  one that dips: such asa :  a worker who dips articlesb :  something (such as a long-handled cup) used for dippingc slang :  pickpocket

  2. 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. 3 capitalized :  a group of stars that resembles a dipper: such asa :  big dipperb :  little dipper

dipperful

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Examples of dipper in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of dipper

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DIPPER Defined for English Language Learners

dipper

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Definition of dipper for English Language Learners

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


DIPPER Defined for Kids

dipper

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noun dip·per \ˈdi-pər\

Definition of dipper for Students

  1. :  1ladle



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