What does dipper mean?

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ˈdɪp ərdip·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dippernoun

    a ladle that has a cup with a long handle

  2. Little Dipper, Dippernoun

    a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris

  3. Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagonnoun

    a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

  4. bufflehead, butterball, dipper, Bucephela albeolanoun

    small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage

  5. water ouzel, dippernoun

    small stocky diving bird without webbed feet; frequents fast-flowing streams and feeds along the bottom


  1. dippernoun

    Any of various small passerine birds of the genus Cinclus that live near fast-flowing streams and feed along the bottom.

    Etymology: From NDPer (NDP + -er).

  2. dippernoun

    A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, for dipping out liquids.

    Etymology: From NDPer (NDP + -er).

  3. Dippernoun

    A member or supporter of the Canadian New Democratic Party.

    Etymology: From NDPer (NDP + -er).

  4. Dippernoun

    Of or belonging to the New Democratic Party or supporters of it.

    Etymology: From NDPer (NDP + -er).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dippernoun

    one who, or that which, dips; especially, a vessel used to dip water or other liquid; a ladle

  2. Dippernoun

    a small grebe; the dabchick

  3. Dippernoun

    the buffel duck

  4. Dippernoun

    the water ouzel (Cinolus aquaticus) of Europe

  5. Dippernoun

    the American dipper or ouzel (Cinclus Mexicanus)


  1. Dipper

    Dippers are members of the genus Cinclus in the bird family Cinclidae, named for their bobbing or dipping movements. They are unique among passerines for their ability to dive and swim underwater.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dipper

    dip′ėr, n. a genus of birds in the Thrush family that find their food by diving into streams or lakes: a kind of Baptist or Dunker.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dipper

    A name for the water-ousel (Cinclus aquaticus). A bird of the Passerine order, but an expert diver, frequenting running streams in mountainous countries.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dipper in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dipper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dipper in a Sentence

  1. Nick Lake:

    Even that relatively short period of time renders the Teapot in Sagittarius (a bright pattern to look for in the sky) and the Big Dipper unrecognizable.

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