dipstick

noun dip·stick \ ˈdip-ˌstik \

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 (such as glucose or protein) of urine by immersion

Examples of dipstick in a Sentence

  1. Some dipstick cut in front of me on the highway.

  2. which dipstick used the good china as a dog dish?

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First Known Use of dipstick

1927


DIPSTICK Defined for English Language Learners

dipstick

noun

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 Dictionary

dipstick

noun dip·stick \ ˈdip-ˌstik \

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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