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Thread #59418   Message #1596174
Posted By: Rapparee
02-Nov-05 - 11:09 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Good Lord, Amos! I heard the term "dip shit" as long ago as 1959. "Dip" is also listed in the "1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" -- there are four references there to "Dip" "The Dip" "Dippers" and "Dipt," the second last refering to Anabaptists. Chapman's "Thesaurus of American Slang" (1989) lists as synonyms for "dipshit" the words "asshole" "crummy" "dope" and "jerk." For "dip" it lists "asshole" "dope" "heist man" "junkie" "nut" and "sleazebag." It lists "crazy" and "ditsy" as synonyms for "dippy."

"Dipshit" does not appear in Partridge's "Shakespeare's Bawdy."