dip·​py ˈdi-pē How to pronounce dippy (audio)
dippier; dippiest
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 The filmmakers saw interesting potential in casting her as the dippy Karen Smith. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 9 Jan. 2024 Del Rey is interested in the search for the transcendental, in that old American tradition, and, as in most national pastimes, there is ever room to sound a bit dippy. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2023 The setting shifts again and gets even trippier as Beau flees through the woods and stumbles upon a hippy-dippy forest theater troupe rehearsing a play. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2023 The supporting players – including Steve Zahn as a hippie-dippy LA neighbor – are quirky enough to shoulder some of the load. Brian Lowry, CNN, 10 Feb. 2023 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

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dippy was in 1899

Cite this Entry

“Dippy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dippy. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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