Last modified on 5 July 2014, at 02:57


See also: dipper



Etymology 1Edit

From Mandarin Chinese 斗宿 (Dǒuxiù)

Proper nounEdit


  1. (astronomy) a Chinese constellation located near Sagittarius, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger Black Turtle

Etymology 2Edit

From NDPer (NDP + -er).


Dipper (plural Dippers)

  1. (Canada, politics, informal) A member or supporter of the Canadian New Democratic Party.
    • 2011 Apr 11, Lysiane Gagnon, "In Quebec, the NDP is No. 2," The Globe and Mail (retrieved 11 May 2011):
      But the Dippers should hold their applause, since their party doesn't have the grassroots organization or the roster of good candidates it needs to capitalize on their leader's popularity.
  2. (Canada, politics, informal, attributively) Of or belonging to the New Democratic Party or supporters of it.

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