tip·​cat ˈtip-ˌkat How to pronounce tipcat (audio)
: a game in which one player lightly bats a wooden peg and as it flies up strikes it again to drive it as far as possible while fielders try to recover it
also : the peg used in this game

Word History


tip entry 5

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tipcat was in 1676

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“Tipcat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tipcat. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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