dippy

adjective
dip·​py | \ ˈdi-pē How to pronounce dippy (audio) \
dippier; dippiest

Definition of dippy

Other Words from dippy

dippiness noun

Examples of dippy in a Sentence

a movie about a slightly dippy young musician a mindless movie about a bunch of dippy teenagers
Recent Examples on the Web There’s no mockery of the hippie-dippy arts community, just a warm acknowledgment of the eccentricities of the mutually supportive, nonconformist environment. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 That change — from playing a mocking hippie-dippy weatherman on variety shows to a more authentic comedian talking about power, language and human foibles — took its toll. Mark Kennedy, ajc, 20 May 2022 The writer Naomi Wolf has remained woo-ed to the gills while moving from somewhat dippy feminist to hard-right anti-vaccine activist. Ryan Cooper, The Week, 2 Dec. 2021 Season one was in New York, and was a send-up of Brooklyn-ish wealthy hipster culture; season two was in Los Angeles and had great fun poking at dippy wellness types. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 15 Oct. 2021 But could this be perceived as imposing my hippie-dippy ideals on them, or trying to guilt them into recycling? Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 Her pursuit of Theo drags her through a world of wannabes and hangers-on and jeopardizes her collaboration with a pop star (Alexandra Daddario) whose dippy facade doesn’t quite conceal her calculating nature. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2020 Even comedy stalwart Jennifer Coolidge, who features as a dippy employee in Mel and Mia’s store, can’t manage to elevate the turgid script. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 9 Jan. 2020 Some look pretty hippy-dippy today, but these works foreshadow how Mr. Haacke would conceive of art works as systems, shaped first by the artist’s invention, and then by external factors. Jason Farago, New York Times, 30 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of dippy

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dippy

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“Dippy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dippy. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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