Definition of double-dip in English:

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double-dip

Pronunciation: /ˌdʌb(ə)lˈdɪp/

adjective

Denoting or relating to a recession during which a period of economic decline is followed by a brief period of growth, followed by a further period of decline: higher food and energy prices could increase the risk of a double-dip recession
More example sentences
  • Despite 11 cuts in interest rates last year, the American economy is poised on the edge of a double-dip recession.
  • The specter of a "double-dip" recession, or worse, looms.
  • Besides, a double-dip recession remains a distinct possibility.

noun

A double-dip recession: this strategy should help mitigate the risk of the economy falling into a double-dip
More example sentences
  • America, the world's largest economy, is staring into a 'double dip' at best.
  • The people who expect a double dip or worse in the United States certainly represent a small minority.
  • In this way we can avoid a double dip in the economy.

verb

[no object] North American informal
Obtain an income from two different sources, typically in an illicit way: they compared notes and discovered that he was double-dipping

Derivatives

double-dipper

Pronunciation: /ˌdʌb(ə)lˈdɪpə/
noun
Example sentences
  • And the double-dippers, who see a second round of stagnation or outright recession, are getting bolder, although their ranks are still thin.
  • Can these double-dippers be trusted not to design, execute, and interpret their studies to the benefit their benefactors?
  • I don't buy the deflation and double-dipper recession super-bearish view that is held by some.

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