Definition of tippet
1 : a long hanging end of cloth attached to a sleeve, cap, or hood
2 : a shoulder cape of fur or cloth often with hanging ends
3 : a long black scarf worn over the robe by Anglican clergymen during morning and evening prayer
4 fishing : a short length of material (such as gut, nylon, or horsehair) attached at the thinnest end of a tapered leader (see leader 1e(2)) and used to secure an artificial fly
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Pope Jude Law has fifteen outfits, a fresh alb and tippet for each aspect of his mercurial personality.
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Origin and Etymology of tippet
Middle English tipet
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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