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dipsy-doodle

Syllabification: dip·sy-doo·dle
Pronunciation: /ˈdipsē ˌdo͞odl
 
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Definition of dipsy-doodle in English:

noun

informal
1A quick dipping motion, such as that made by football players to avoid a tackle.
1.1An act or movement designed to evade, confuse, or distract an opponent or competitor.
Example sentences
  • And tried to excuse away the evidence of the late birth of Isaac with a dipsy-doodle.

verb

[no object] Back to top  
Follow a zigzag course.

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