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A dipstick used to measure the level of engine oil.


dip +‎ stick



dipstick (plural dipsticks)

  1. 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.
    I haven't checked the oil level of my car's motor since I lost the dipstick three months ago.
  2. (slang) A penis.
  3. (slang) A useless person.
  4. (slang, euphemistic) A dipshit.
  5. (slang, Britain) A person of inferior intellect or, more accurately, someone who makes an action that would imply this.
    That referee is a right dipstick.


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