Meaning of DIPPER in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈdi-pər ]


Date: 1611

1. : one that dips: as

a. : a worker who dips articles

b. : something (as a long-handled cup) used for dipping

c. slang : pickpocket

2. : any of a genus ( Cinclus and especially C. cinclus of the Old World and C. mexicanus of North America) of birds that comprise an oscine family (Cinclidae) and include individuals that wade and dive into swift mountain streams in search of food — called also water ouzel

3. capitalized : a group of stars that resembles a dipper: as

a. : Big Dipper

b. : Little Dipper

• dip·per·ful -ˌfu̇l noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.