tip one's cap/hat

idiom

Definition of tip one's cap/hat 

1 : to touch one's hat or cap or to lift it off one's head as a way of greeting or saying goodbye to someone He tipped his hat to her as she walked past.

2 used informally to say that one admires or respects someone I really have to tip my hat to those people for all their hard work.

Learn More about tip one's cap/hat

Share tip one's cap/hat

Dictionary Entries near tip one's cap/hat

tip-off

tip of the iceberg

tip-on

tip one's cap/hat

tiponi

tip over

tippable

Statistics for tip one's cap/hat

Look-up Popularity

Comments on tip one's cap/hat

What made you want to look up tip one's cap/hat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an open space surrounded by woods

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!