tip·​per ˈti-pər How to pronounce tipper (audio)
: one that tips
a generous tipper

Examples of tipper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the driver rolls down the street, two workers take turns wheeling carts to the back of the truck, where they are encouraged to use a mechanical tipper to dump the contents of the carts into the hopper. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 Anonymous tippers can call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org. USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2024 About 12,000 trash carts in those areas are already being picked up weekly by trucks with mechanical arms or cart tippers on their rear end. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 2 Feb. 2024 Pet Peeves: Bad tippers, road ragers, constantly being late, [and] injustice to kids, old people or dogs. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 6 Sep. 2023 The best tippers are regulars who come in every day and know the staff well. Emma Janssen, Miami Herald, 6 Feb. 2024 But due to narrow streets with cars parked on both sides where the arms can’t be used, multiple crew members will still be needed on many trash trucks to get the carts to the tipper mechanisms, Public Works Director Michael Shaw said. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 2 Feb. 2024 Reputed bad tippers include teachers, lawyers, professional tennis players, and Lexus owners. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2023 In America, in the early nineteen-hundreds, at least six states outlawed tipping, with penalties in one state of up to thirty days in jail for tipper and tippee. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tipper was in 1819

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“Tipper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tipper. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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tip·​per ˈtip-ər How to pronounce tipper (audio)
: one that tips
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