tippy-toe

noun
\ ˈtipēˌtō, -piˌ- \

Definition of tippy-toe

: tiptoe standing on my tippy-toes, I wedged it in the crotch of a limb— Helen Eustis

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“Tippy-toe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tippy-toe. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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