Dipper vs Spoon - What's the difference?

dipper | spoon |

As nouns the difference between dipper and spoon

is that dipper is (canada|politics|informal) a member or supporter of the canadian new democratic party while spoon is an implement for eating or serving; a scooped utensil whose long handle is straight, in contrast to a ladle.

As a proper noun dipper

is (astronomy) a chinese constellation located near sagittarius, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger black turtle.

As a verb spoon is

to serve using a spoon or spoon can be .



(wikipedia dipper)


(en noun)
  • Any of various small passerine birds of the genus Cinclus that live near fast-flowing streams and feed along the bottom.
  • A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, for dipping out liquids.
  • (slang) pickpocket
  • Hyponyms

    * (Cinclus)

    Derived terms

    ;birds of the genus Cinclus * * * * * ;cup-shaped vessel with a handle * Big Dipper * Little Dipper





    (wikipedia spoon)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • An implement for eating or serving; a scooped utensil whose long handle is straight, in contrast to a ladle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil.
  • An implement for stirring food while being prepared; a wooden spoon.
  • A measure that will fit into a spoon; a spoonful.
  • (sports, archaic) A wooden-headed golf club with moderate loft, similar to the modern three wood.
  • (fishing) A type of metal lure resembling the concave head of a table spoon.
  • (dentistry, informal) A spoon excavator.
  • (figuratively, slang, archaic) A simpleton, a spooney.
  • (Hood)
  • A safety handle on a hand grenade, a trigger.
  • Derived terms
    * spoonbill * spooner * spoon bread * spoon-feed, spoon-fed * dessert spoon, dessertspoon * gag me with a spoon * measuring spoon * runcible spoon * silver spoon * soup spoon, soupspoon * tablespoon * teaspoon * wooden spoon


    (en verb)
  • To serve using a spoon.
  • Sarah spooned some apple sauce onto her plate.
  • (dated) To flirt; to make advances; to court, to interact romantically or amorously.
  • * 1913 ,
  • Do you think we spoon and do? We only talk.
  • (transitive, or, intransitive, slang, of persons) To lie nestled front-to-back, following the contours of the bodies, in a manner reminiscent of stacked spoons.
  • (tennis) To hit weakly
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 28 , author=Jamie Jackson , title=Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol shocked by miracle win over Rafael Nadal , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=Rosol spurned the chance to finish off a shallow second serve by spooning into the net, and a wild forehand took the set to 5-4, with the native of Prerov required to hold his serve for victory.}}
    Derived terms
    * spooner * big spoon, little spoon

    See also

    * cutlery * ladle * silverware

    Etymology 2

    Origin uncertain. Compare spoom.


    (en verb)
  • * Samuel Pepys
  • We might have spooned before the wind as well as they.
    Derived terms
    * spoon-drift