dipsy doodle

noun

dip·​sy doo·​dle
¦dipsē¦düdᵊl
variants or less commonly dipsy doo
-dü
plural -s
often attributive
1
slang : a bewildering plunge and lag by turns
the dipsy doodle price of rice shows how unsound the country's economy is
2
slang : artfully deceptive or shady manipulation
not theorists, not the advocates of any alien philosophies or political dipsy dooJoseph W. Martin
3
: a very slow curve on a pitched ball in baseball

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“Dipsy doodle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipsy%20doodle. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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