Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A graduated rod for measuring the depth or amount of liquid in a container, as of oil in a crankcase.
  • n. Slang A person regarded as foolish or contemptible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stick or rod used to measure the depth of a liquid. Often used to check the level at which a liquid in an opaque or inaccessible tank or reservoir stands; gauge.
  • n. A penis.
  • n. A useless person.
  • n. A dipshit.
  • n. A person of inferior intellect or, more accurately, someone who makes an action that would imply this.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a graduated rod dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a graduated rod dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level

Etymologies

dip +‎ stick (Wiktionary)

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  • This word makes me think of my Grandpa, who used it frequently.

    April 13, 2007