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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web What about the automatic (bowler) hat tipper, US Patent 556248? Patrick Morgan, Discover Magazine, 2 Feb. 2011 Sinatra, an outrageous tipper, was known there for handing waiters $100 bills to ensure that his friends drinks were always topped off. Michael Goldstein, Forbes, 15 July 2022 And a good tipper: The actor left a $30 tip for a $73 check. Juliet Pennington, PEOPLE.com, 5 Apr. 2022 Launching a new stadium — and the Aztecs promoting it from the 2022 jump — could be the scale-tipper for bigger television outlets picking up a game or two. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2022 Pattie Haubner was a generous tipper in the early days of the pandemic. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 17 Sep. 2021 A dozen or so 10×4, 70-ton tipper vehicles with 10 hours of autonomy will schlep soil and target on-site transport. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 June 2021 The restaurant shared news of the generous tip on Facebook -- unbeknownst to them, inspiring two University of Cincinnati fans to one-up the Xavier tipper. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 6 Feb. 2021 Then, in February, Fox reported the diner stopped by Guard and Grace, a high-end steakhouse in Denver, where the generous tipper left a $6,800 gratuity. Fox News, 6 May 2021 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Tipper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tipper. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


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