tip·​py ˈti-pē How to pronounce tippy (audio)
tippier; tippiest
: liable to tip
a tippy boat

Examples of tippy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the tippy top of the market is a $13 million glass and stone estate that appears to be the most expensive home in Boulder County. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 20 Oct. 2023 The second level holds three additional bedrooms, and a smoking room with its own private terrace is nestled into the tippy top of the tower. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 28 Sep. 2023 Some people put pesticide around their yards, but Nair doesn’t recommend it because scorpions can sense the chemicals and may even go on their tippy toes to avoid them. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 21 June 2023 While crazy capable, the E 63 S admittedly felt a bit tippy in the corners, no doubt the by-product of the vehicle’s more upright nature. Marco Della Cava, Robb Report, 27 Apr. 2023 Like many in the Oral-B range, the charging base can be a little bit tippy. Samson McDougall, Health, 29 Mar. 2023 And the suspension makes tippy, bobbing motions. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 18 Nov. 2020 The retiree on the park bench with the bag of stale crumbs is a sure bet; following around a child with a tippy ice cream cone is more of a high-stakes gamble. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 2 Sep. 2014 Casting and reeling in a fish from a canoe can take some practice as well, since the boats tend to be tippy. Outside Online, 17 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tippy was in 1886

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“Tippy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tippy. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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