tip·​py | \ ˈti-pē How to pronounce tippy (audio) \
tippier; tippiest

Definition of tippy

: liable to tip a tippy boat

Examples of tippy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drive off the bat of first baseman Ryan Mountcastle struck 13 feet high, onto the tippy top of the green padding. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 9 May 2022 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 The tippy top is even in view from the 750-square-foot terrace, which is filled with plants and cushy seating — plus a sauna and Scandinavian-style cold plunge bath to briefly transport yourself a few thousand miles north. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, 22 Apr. 2022 Also, pro tip: hang your curtains at the tippy-top of your walls to make the ceilings seem higher. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 13 Apr. 2022 At the tippy top of that index rests KlientBoost, a digital marketing consultancy. Oliver Rist, PCMAG, 8 Feb. 2022 The first Alder Lake laptop processor to find its way into our hands is the tippy-top-end Core i9-12900HK, the fastest of the bunch. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 25 Jan. 2022 That has since changed, of course, and some women put a trip to their colorist at the tippy-top of their post-lockdown To-Do lists. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, 14 Jan. 2022 Coming in from the tippy-top of their profession are celebrated chef Daniel Humm and award-winning designer Gabriela Hearst. Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tippy

1886, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2022

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“Tippy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tippy. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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