1. to pick a pocket.
|implied in dip into|
|Leaves from Diary of Celebrated Burglar 8/2: Had we taken our tickets of admission before we ‘dipped’ we could have gone along to the stand.|
|Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 7 Sept. n.p.: [He] has also been arrested on suspicion of ‘dipping’ a woman out of $8.|
|‘The Jargon of Thieves’ in Derry Jrnl 8 Sept. 6/5: If a man steals a purse from a pocket he is said to ‘dip a poke’ .|
|Sheffield Dly Teleg. 16 Mar. 5/3: A Child Pickpocket [...] hen her opportunity arose she dipped into the pocket of unsuspecting victims.|
|Sketch (London) 22 Feb. 18: ‘I dipped ’is kettle and parst it along’.|
|Powers That Prey 152: ‘Soapy’ and ‘Frenchy’ ‘dipped’ deep with impunity.|
|Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW) 17 Oct. 1/2: Is there a single one of the [...] welshers that do not do a bit of dipping whenever an opportunity arises.|
|Capt. Billy’s Whiz Bang Oct. 40: From opium to ‘dipping’ and thieving, / She artfully led day by day.|
|25 Years in Six Prisons 54: If you don’t want to get ‘dipped’ [...] buy a penn’orth of them small nuts and put them in your pocket with your cash.|
|Phenomena in Crime 196: She dipped me for my lot.|
|Und. Nights 203: Conmen con, dips dip, drummers drum.|
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxiv 4/3: dip in willy: Steal from a person’s pocket.|
|Street Players 42: I’ve been trying to teach her how to dip.|
|Honey, Honey, Miss Thang 158: Learning how to rob somebody with finesse. You know, to dip. To go in a person’s wallet, put the wallet back in the pocket, and button it back up.|
|The Joy (2015) [ebook] Johnny’s criminal record consists of nothing more serious than dipping pockets.|
|Hooky Gear 169: Age 20 I shortload an overload, filch an dip an half-inch. [Ibid.] 257: Anyway he’ll come up with a story how he got jumped or dipped or whatever.|
|Viva La Madness 292: That’s our kid [...] dipping the pocket of a dead man.|
2. to rob a till; thus dipping n.
|Jottings from Jail 24: Another of the trade has ‘dipped a lob for 6 quid’.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 12 Dec. 16/4: ‘He borrowed £168 of that from me last night!’ / ‘Ah, an’ he told you he’d been “dipping”?’.|
|Marsh 126: If it’s not screwin’, it’s parlour-jumpin’ or dippin’ the lob.|
|You Flash Bastard 99: The man [...] scoffed when Sneed asked if his tills were always correct. Bank personnel weren’t capable of dipping.|
|Viva La Madness 12: The desk staff were blatantly dipping the till.|
3. to steal, to take away, e.g. a prostitute’s clients; thus dipping n.
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 271: Danny Barber had his string of bookstores to dip into with those long, white, artistic fingers.|
|Tourist Season (1987) 108: Ida’s Otter Creek neighbours [...] thought it tacky that she boasted of her double-dipping from Social Security.|
|Homeboy 7: He made a practice of sending to hell [...] flatbackers dipping his girls’ business.|
4. (UK Black) to stab.
|‘Mandem Salute’ [lyrics] Dip Dip in a mans face, woosh woosh turn a man duppy.|
|‘No Hook’ [lyrics] Chef, chef swim, dip man down make him drown in his blood.|
5. (UK Black) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.
|‘Waps’ [lyrics] Dip, dip, dip, dip, from qway dipping's been cray.|
(UK Und.) an act of sexual intercorse.
|Swell’s Night Guide 93: My bushy grot, as black as sloes, / Is surely worth a dip-in.|
1. to pick a pocket.
|Sporting Mag. n.p.: Defence of Groves at Bristol Assizes. I have dipped into 150 [...] pockets and not found a shilling [F&H].|
|DSUE (1984) 311/2: from ca. 1810.|
2. (US) to attack physically.
|in Four Brothers in Blue (1978) 17 Sept. 109: They ‘dipped into’ that fellow and beat him shockingly.|
3. to have sexual intercourse.
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 386: A hustler like Paddy Jenks to bring her ice cream and Horse and hotstick cats who had to dip into her honey.|
|Blue Movie (1974) 15: She (cheerfully): ‘Say, how about a dip?’ He (suggestively): ‘I wouldn’t mind dipping into you, baby!’.|
SE in slang uses
(Aus.) an act of urination.
|Barry McKenzie [comic strip] in Complete Barry McKenzie (1988) 82: If the garcons see youse don’t like their tucker they’re not averse to having a dip-around.|
(US) an insignificant, foolish or dull person; also adj. use meaning foolish.
|Rogue Warrior (1993) 278: What kind of dip-dunk shit-for-brains asshole idea is that, Ted? [Ibid.] 380: dip-dunk: nerdy asshole.|
see separate entries.
(US gay) to have anal intercourse.
|Gay Sl. Dict. [Internet] anal intercourse [...] Syn: dip in the fudge pot.|
|‘Anal Sex’ at www.sexsherpa.com [Internet] Rectal reamings and ass invasions uncensored and explicit inside! [...] Dip in the fudge pot.|
to have sexual intercourse.
|(con. 1949) True Confessions (1979) 106: ‘Of all the guys to be dipping it . . .’ Bingo said.|
|Viz June/July 25: I’ve dipped it a few times, I can tell you.|
see under beak n.2
1. to be mildly tipsy, to be nearly drunk.
|Friendship in Fashion III i: If I but dip my Bill I am giddy. Now I am as hot-headed with my bare two Bottles, as a drunken Prentice on Holyday.|
|Dict. Canting Crew.|
|Pennsylvania Gazette 6 Jan. in AS XII:2 90: They come to be well understood to signify plainly that A MAN IS DRUNK. [...] Has Dipp’d his Bill.‘Drinkers Dictionary’ in|
2. to consume, usu. a drink.
|Sut Lovingood’s Yarns 146: He’d been dippin his bill into a crock ove chicken gray [sic].|
|Young Man of Manhattan 97: Dip your bill into that!|
|Spanish Blood (1946) 129: Better dip the bill, Walter.‘Pearls Are a Nuisance’ in|
|(con. 1940s–60s) Straight from the Fridge Dad.|
see under lid n.
(W.I.) to interfere where one’s interest is not required.
|cited in Dict. Carib. Eng. Usage (1996).|
see under wick n.1
see under south adv.
see dip one’s bill
see under dagger n.1
(US black) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 153: The male sex organ itself is seen as a tool for penetrating women: to dip the fly, to poke.|
see under schnitzel n.
see under weenie n.1
(Aus.) a dismissive retort.
|Riverslake 163: ‘Dip your eye,’ Randolph said with gutter coarseness, putting into the words as much as he could of his dislike of Condamine.|
|(con. 1940s) Sowers of the Wind 203: ‘Oh dip your eye!’ Stewart told him testily.|