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Etymology 1[edit]

A translation of the Mandarin Chinese 斗宿 (Dǒuxiù)

Proper noun[edit]


  1. (astronomy) A Chinese constellation located near Sagittarius, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger Black Turtle.

Etymology 2[edit]

From NDPer (NDP + -er).


Dipper (plural Dippers)

  1. (Canada, politics, informal) A member or supporter of the Canadian New Democratic Party.
    • 2011 Apr 11, Lysiane Gagnon, "In Quebec, the NDP is No. 2," The Globe and Mail (retrieved 11 May 2011):
      But the Dippers should hold their applause, since their party doesn't have the grassroots organization or the roster of good candidates it needs to capitalize on their leader's popularity.
  2. (Canada, politics, informal, attributively) Of or belonging to the New Democratic Party or supporters of it.

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