double-dipping [duhb-uh l-dip-ing] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the act or practice of receiving more than one income or collecting double benefits from the same employer or organization.
Origin of double-dipping First recorded in 1970–75 double-dip [duhb-uh l-dip] 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 Examples from the Web for double-dipping Contemporary Examples of double-dipping
Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead with nine nods each, Up is double-dipping, and the Sandra and Meryl feud continues.
The Daily Beast
February 2, 2010