dip·​py | \ˈdi-pē \
dippier; dippiest

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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

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For Fall 2018, Demna Gvasalia sent Crocs down the Balenciaga runway with hulking platforms, sometimes with dorky-souvenir or hippie-dippy rainbow pins. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Pro-Crocs Movement Has Birthed Yet Another Extreme Shoe," 13 Aug. 2018 Director Rob Winn Anderson perfectly captures the dippy tone of Douglas Carter Beane’s script. Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Xanadu' glitters with goofiness at the Garden," 7 July 2018 Holly is trying to sell June on giving birth to Hannah in some crunchy hippy-dippy birthing center. Rena Gross, Billboard, "11 Highlights -- Including Oprah -- From 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 11 'Holly'," 27 June 2018 Hempseed oil is known for its skin-soothing powers, but many of the best organic formulas still bear the scent of weed’s hippie-dippy past. Meirav Devash, Allure, "Vertly Lip Butters Are the Chicest New Cannabis-Infused Beauty Product," 31 Aug. 2017 The weather offers excuses for many pleasures: rides in convertibles to the beach, a sticky dippy ice-cream cone, late nights, and that one last piña colada or Aperol spritz delivered poolside with a smile. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "21 Chic Sunglasses for Summer, Inspired by Hollywood Icons," 7 Aug. 2017 The movie almost makes the dippy TV show it is based on seem respectable by comparison. Jon Niccum, kansascity.com, "Waves of despair: Not even Dwayne Johnson can save ‘Baywatch’," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of dippy

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dippy

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The first known use of dippy was in 1899

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English Language Learners Definition of dippy

: silly or foolish in usually an appealing way

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