intransitive verbdou·ble-dipped, dou·ble-dip·ping, dou·ble-dips
To draw income or funds from two different sources, as from a job and a pension, often in violation of the law.
- double dipper
(third-person singular simple present double-dips, present participle double-dipping, simple past and past participle double-dipped)
- (informal) To dip a piece of food (e.g. a chip) into a communal sauce container after already having taken a bite of the food.
- I don't mind double-dipping when eating with my family, but I'd be embarrassed to do it when out with friends.
- (informal) To be illegitimately compensated a second time for the same activity.
- He got caught double-dipping by billing the government directly as well as the primary contractor.
- (informal) To draw a government pension or benefit for one job while also working in the government at another job or to draw two pensions at the same time as a result of reaching the retirement criteria twice for the same entity.
- (entertainment industry) To re-release a movie or TV series, sometimes as a compilation or with additional features.
- (US, finance) To use a single debt instrument to obtain interest tax expense (therefore a lower tax base) in two or more tax jurisdictions. As long as the practice follows the tax law of each jurisdiction, the practice is legal and can be likened to the use of a tax loophole.
- (softball) To defeat a team twice in the finals.
- SPC Ladies double dipped the Sudbury Storm in the NSA Canadian World Series.