dipstick

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun a metal rod which when pushed home on its seating enters the oil with its bottom end, so that when withdrawn it indicates the level of the oil

Slang

  • noun a fool. The word is probably a euphemism for dipshit, but with less unpleasant overtones. It has been popularised by television series and films in both Britain and the USA since the early 1980s and is a favourite with teenagers.
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