Definition of dippy in English:



  • Stupid; foolish.

    • ‘Not sentimental or dippy like an American or French love song - passionate, a little crazy, and vaguely threatening.’
    • ‘But to heck with those dippy documentaries where you know what's going to happen as soon as you hear the flute music.’
    • ‘With a title like ‘I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You,’ you just know that it's some dippy love song.’
    • ‘Also included in extras is a widescreen trailer, which is just as unbelievably dippy as the actual film.’
    • ‘Because every time I think they've finally spun off into some dippy little world that I don't need to visit, they manage to pull me back onto their side.’
    • ‘What, did your dippy roommate forget something?’
    • ‘Veteran actress White, who played the deliciously dippy Rose Nylund, spoke to The Advocate about the show's staying power and about another legendary sitcom character she brought to life, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.’
    • ‘I want to get grants and do installations at Art galleries - I've seen so many that are just dippy, that I can't believe I'm not getting free money to do stuff that may be equally dippy.’
    • ‘Toni is a bright-eyed dippy blonde in love with a married dentist, Dr. Julian Winston, as played by the incomparable Walter Matthau.’
    • ‘What were we doing talking about such dippy passions?’
    • ‘There's also another dippy ballad (* yawn *), plus a ummm… doo wop disco track that ends it.’
    • ‘‘Than he really is a dippy idiot,’ Ryan muttered under his breath.’
    • ‘And there aren't many people who can raise dippy pop songcraft to the level of Art the way Motown's team of writers and performers could.’
    • ‘I'm sure there were enough dippy individuals there he could preach to, however.’
    • ‘Now, I'll agree that some of the lyrics are dippy, but, really, are they any worse than some of the stuff on Too Far to Care (which, for the record, has been the album of choice in my office and lab for the past month or two).’
    • ‘A significant portion of the songs that found release during this time were either unformed, one-take songs, or dippy tape experiments.’
    • ‘We see a solitary figure in a darkened office, a lighted miniature Christmas tree sitting on someone's desk (not his), and a dippy Christmas novelty song playing on the radio.’
    • ‘The show never, ever took itself seriously, knowing full well that bad puns and dippy artwork were its best assets.’
    severely mentally ill, mentally ill, insane, mad, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, not together, crazed, maniac, maniacal, lunatic, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, mad as a hatter, mad as a march hare
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Early 20th century: of unknown origin.