dippy

adjective
dip·​py | \ ˈdi-pē How to pronounce dippy (audio) \
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
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Like a Boss is a female buddy comedy in need of a serious makeover: Review," 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, "Hans Haacke, at the New Museum, Takes No Prisoners," 30 Oct. 2019 And then there’s Joni (Toni Collette), Harlan’s dippy daughter-in-law, who is secretly double-dipping from his bank account to fund her Goop-esque beauty brand, Flam. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "The Curious Case of Chris Evans’s Sweater," 18 Dec. 2019 Emily, her brother Austin (Adrian Enscoe), and their dippy kid sister Lavinia (Anna Baryshnikov) throw a party. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "“Dickinson,” from Apple TV+, Is Deeply Weird and Dazzles Gradually," 31 Oct. 2019 Even those in strictly supporting roles, such as David McBean as the deadpan butler Joshua and Cynthia Gerber as the Dowager Countess’ dippy attendant Capulet, have moments to shine. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Ring Round the Moon’ delights at Lamb’s Players Theatre," 21 Oct. 2019 The binary political stereotype of the liberal, hippy-dippy Californian often includes vegetarianism as a pejorative, but the religious aspect of occasional meat-free eating seems strangely distant from that conversation. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Where do you find amazing vegan Vietnamese food in the Bay Area? Look for this Buddhist temple in East Palo Alto," 11 Oct. 2019 Alan Ruck, 63, who plays the dippy eldest half brother, Connor Roy, nearly blew off his audition to take his son to a music class but ended up showing up at the last minute after insistent calls from his agent. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Media, Money and Murdochs: How 'Succession' Became the Perfect Show for the Trump Era," 31 July 2019 Drinks, drinks, drinks Linger, LoHi Wash down street foods from four continents with a 10-page drink menu or just hang out on the rooftop with drinks from the old hippy-dippy van beneath the old Olinger sign. The Know Staff, The Know, "The coolest patios and rooftops to eat and drink on in the Front Range," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of dippy

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Dippy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dippy. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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dippy

adjective
How to pronounce dippy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dippy

informal : silly or foolish in usually an appealing way

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