lucky dip

noun

British

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Who can resist a lucky dip, especially a glamorous Charlotte Tilbury one? Laura Sutherland, CNN Underscored, 29 Nov. 2020 Eight cities had bid for The European Banking Authority (EBA), but three rounds of voting by EU member states failed to produce a winner, and the French capital was ultimately picked over Dublin in a lucky dip. Rebecca Shafter, Houston Chronicle, 4 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lucky dip was in 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Lucky dip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lucky%20dip. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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