doplic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originated in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, possibly from Pennsylvania German.

Adjective[edit]

doplic (comparative more doplic, superlative most doplic)

  1. (US, slang) Lacking dexterity; not skilled; clumsy.
    That is the third dish I've broken today. I sure am being doplic!
    I'd never make it as a brain surgeon: I'm too doplic!
    I'm so doplic, I haven't passed one test yet this semester
    • 2000, Mark A. Hess, The Same Mistake (ISBN 1588513602), page 209:
      She was young, and had not quite grown into her long, doplic body. Despite her subtle awkwardness there was a sweetness about her.