double-dipping [duhb-uh l-dip-ing] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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.

  1. 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.


  1. 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

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    The Daily Beast

    February 2, 2010

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