What Does DIP Mean in a Text?

DIP is a slang word that means "Leave" and "Dodge." Here is more information about each of these definitions with examples.


DIP is widely used as a simple synonym of the word "leave." For example:
  • Toni: What time are you DIPPING?
  • Jo: Around 11 o'clock. You?
  • Toni: I'm gonna DIP now.


When talking about another person, DIP is often used in the context of dodging or avoiding something. For example:
  • Sam: Where's Toni? It's his turn to buy.
  • Jo: He DIPPED five minutes ago.
  • Sam: What a surprise! That guy is always DIPPING his round.

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When I write DIP, I mean this:

meaning of DIP


Summary of Key Points for the First Definition of DIP

"Leave" is the most common definition for DIP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Dodge" is another common definition for DIP.
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at DIP

DIP is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The use of DIP to mean "leave" or "dodge" long pre-dates the digital era.

Example of DIP Used in a Text

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