Definition of dipstick
1 : a graduated rod for indicating depth (as of oil in a crankcase)
2 [euphemism for dipshit] : nitwit
3 : a chemically sensitive strip of paper used to identify one or more constituents (as glucose or protein) of urine by immersion
Examples of dipstick in a sentence
Some dipstick cut in front of me on the highway.
<which dipstick used the good china as a dog dish?>
First Known Use of dipstick
DIPSTICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dipstick for English Language Learners
: a long thin piece of metal with marks that are used to show how much of a fluid (such as motor oil) is in a container or an engine
: a stupid person
Medical Definition of dipstick
: a chemically sensitive strip of paper used to identify one or more constituents (as glucose or protein) of urine by immersion
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