What Does DIP Mean?

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


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.

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)
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Dodge" is another common definition for DIP.
Type:Word (Slang)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
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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