Dipper vs Spoon - What's the difference?
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 .
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.
;birds of the genus Cinclus
;cup-shaped vessel with a handle
* Big Dipper
* Little Dipper
From (etyl) .
An implement for eating or serving; a scooped utensil whose long handle is straight, in contrast to a ladle.
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.
- He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil.
A safety handle on a hand grenade, a trigger.
* spoon bread
* spoon-feed, spoon-fed
* dessert spoon, dessertspoon
* gag me with a spoon
* measuring spoon
* runcible spoon
* silver spoon
* soup spoon, soupspoon
* wooden spoon
To serve using a spoon.
(dated) To flirt; to make advances; to court, to interact romantically or amorously.
* 1913 ,
- Sarah spooned some apple sauce onto her plate.
(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
- Do you think we spoon and do? We only talk.
, date=June 28
, author=Jamie Jackson
, title=Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol shocked by miracle win over Rafael Nadal
, work=the Guardian
, 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.}}
* big spoon, little spoon
Origin uncertain. Compare spoom.
* Samuel Pepys
- We might have spooned before the wind as well as they.