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 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 Democrats’ tax policy is only slightly less prohibitive: Tax increases are allowed, but only on a tiny sliver at the tippy-top of the income distribution. Jared Bernstein, Vox, "We can’t fund the progressive agenda by taxing the 1% alone," 2 Aug. 2019 In the fifth inning, Davis required getting on his tippy toes to snare a throw from Bregman. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Bad throws test Astros first baseman J.D. Davis," 5 Apr. 2018 The Best of the Best: Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Sonic The DiamondClean Smart is way up at the tippy top of Sonicare's electric toothbrush lineup. Rachel Z. Arndt, Popular Mechanics, "The Quest for the Best Electric Toothbrush," 13 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of tippy

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Tippy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tippy. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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