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 But could this be perceived as imposing my hippie-dippy ideals on them, or trying to guilt them into recycling? Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: Don’t expect a recycling miracle on 34th Street," 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, "‘Lost Transmissions’ Review: Fuel for the L.A. Music Scene," 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, "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

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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 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dippy

informal : silly or foolish in usually an appealing way

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