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 layout also creates a low center of gravity, which keeps the ID4 from feeling tippy in fast turns and promotes good handling. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2021 VW ID4 electric SUV challenges leaders like RAV4, CR-V, despite marginal battery range," 1 Mar. 2021 The tippy tops of those structures have been spotted from above the construction wall for some time. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney: Epcot unveils new fountain at entrance," 23 Dec. 2020 Pressed hard into corners, the GLE never feels unstable or tippy. Jake Lingeman, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe Puts a Premium on Design," 23 Aug. 2020 But the story, like the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, hints at the reality of the dense connections that exist at the very tippy-top of the economic pyramid. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "Billionaires Really Do Know Each Other," 22 Jan. 2020 Up, up, up goes the Sandia Peak Tramway, to the tippy-top of the Sandia Mountains. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Albuquerque," 11 Dec. 2019 Challenge cards up the ante, like having to play on tippy-toed feet. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "Hank's Twisted Challenge Is a Great Game for Thanksgiving Afternoon," 11 Nov. 2019 But this simultaneously boosts a tippy feeling, as the truck is on a lateral incline and accentuates head toss over certain bumps. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, "The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, tested," 8 Oct. 2019 There’s a lot of competition and not many open slots at the tippy-top of the food chain Walsh has been traversing. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "Joe Walsh Is Running for “Morning Joe”," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of tippy

1886, in the meaning defined above

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9 Mar 2021

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“Tippy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tippy. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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