double-dip [duhb-uh l-dip] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used without object), dou·ble-dipped, dou·ble-dip·ping.
- Informal. to earn a salary from one position while collecting a pension from the same employer or organization, especially to be a wage earner on the federal payroll while receiving a military retiree’s pension.
- of, relating to, or of the nature of a double dip.
Origin of double-dip First recorded in 1960–65 Related formsdou·ble-dip·per, noun double dip noun
- a complement equal to the original; a double measure: a double dip of protection through both insurance and Social Security.
- something that happens twice in a cycle, especially on a downturn: a double dip of recession.
Examples from the Web for double-dip Contemporary Examples of double-dip
With Europe stuck in a double-dip recession, the United States once again finds itself a prime engine of global growth.
June 8, 2013
More uncertainty could force a further credit squeeze on an economy that has just entered a double-dip recession.
July 3, 2012
But the question is whether the employment and output gaps will get worse—i.e., are we headed for a double-dip recession?
August 6, 2011
As a result, we do run a higher risk of a double-dip recession than we did several months ago.
August 6, 2011
Despite an initial rally after today’s jobs report, the Dow took another hit, sagging on fears of a double-dip recession.
August 5, 2011
British Dictionary definitions for double-dip double dip noun
- a recession in which a brief recovery in output is followed by another fall, because demand remains low
- (as modifier)a double-dip recession