Meaning of dipstick

dip•stick

Pronunciation: (dip'stik"), [key]
— n.
  1. a rod for measuring the depth of a liquid; esp., a thin metal rod used to measure the oil level in the crankcase of an automotive engine.
  2. fool; jerk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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