top·​per | \ ˈtä-pər How to pronounce topper (audio) \

Definition of topper

1 : one that is at or on the top
2a : silk hat
b : opera hat
3 : something (such as a joke) that caps everything preceding
4 : a woman's usually short and loose-fitting lightweight outer coat
5 : one that puts on or takes off tops

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Examples of topper in a Sentence

Their new song soon became a chart topper. there are lots of good reasons we can't go to the concert, but the fact that the tickets are all sold out is the topper
Recent Examples on the Web This frame, the former chart-topper jumps from No. 12 to No. 3, giving the band control over 40% of the spots in the uppermost arena. Hugh Mcintyre, Forbes, "Treasure, BTS, NCT 127, Chung Ha And Kang Daniel: Essential Moves On This Week’s World Songs Chart," 26 Feb. 2021 The Billboard gospel chart-topper conceived this studio album and its fictional HBCU during the pandemic. Star Tribune, "6 cool things in music this week include FKA Twigs, Jovonta Patton, Aretha Franklin and Malaco Records," 26 Feb. 2021 Aiko, meanwhile, banks a third chart-topper to her account. Trevor Anderson, Billboard, "Saweetie & Jhene Aiko ‘Back’ at No. 1 Rhythmic Airplay Chart," 22 Jan. 2021 The irony and irreverence of all those seasons dancing on the lip of a volcano in cake topper gowns has given way to something more thoughtful and realistic this season. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "8 Essential Trends From Fashion Week’s Spring 2021 Season," 13 Oct. 2020 One Twitter user, @Brenbash, shared images of a Mariah Carey tree topper. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "'It's the thought that counts': Mariah Carey is not a fan of Christmas ornament in her likeness," 20 Dec. 2020 In true 2020 fashion, her tree ornaments used toilet paper rolls, face masks, and a disinfecting wipes bottle for tree topper. Kelsie Smith, CNN, "These doctors and nurses are celebrating the holiday season with Christmas trees adorned with PPE," 17 Dec. 2020 For a tree topper, the bow is nestled in a series of loops, with ribbon going down. Virginia Brown, Washington Post, "Seven ways to elevate your holiday decorating, according to the pros at Biltmore," 10 Dec. 2020 The elongated branch at the top is just asking for a gold Christmas tree topper. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "8 Gold Christmas Trees That Add Glitz and Glam to Your Holiday Decor," 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of topper

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 5

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2 Mar 2021

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“Topper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of topper

: something that is placed on top of something else
: something that is highest on a list
US : the thing that is better, worse, etc., than everything before it

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