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

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First, place the fitted sheet over your mattress and any of its toppers, making sure all four corners are tucked in well. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make a Bed Like a Professional, According to Bedding Experts," 28 June 2019 The latest addition to the Allswell brand includes three toppers, all made with memory foam. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "These New Cooling Mattress Toppers Will Save You From Night Sweats," 21 May 2019 And these days, celebrities such as Lady Gaga are also known to color-match their lengths to their ensemble—the star did it just last week at the Golden Globes, her frosty topper mirroring her billowing, pastel blue gown. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Versace Just Served Up a Jaw-Dropping New Take on Head-to-Toe Animal Print," 13 Jan. 2019 The topper: The council has passed laws to make sure committee operations are kept from any oversight. Mick Dumke, ProPublica, "At Chicago’s City Council, Committees Are Used to Reward Political Favors and Fund Patronage," 15 May 2019 Once it's fully expanded, the topper is 2 inches thick. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "I Tried The $48 Mattress Topper Amazon Customers Are Obsessed With, And Now I Understand," 9 Oct. 2018 From Girls Generation to recent chart-toppers BTS and Blackpink, K-Pop has bridged languages and cultures together to become the hottest sensation in music history. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "20 Best K-Pop Memes That You'll Want to Send to Your Idol Right Away," 24 May 2019 In a tweed topper with a frayed hem, Delevingne went rock ’n’ roll, incorporating leather pants and studded ankle boots into her sleek outfit. Vogue, "Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Raise the Bar for Couple Style at the Tribeca Film Festival," 30 Apr. 2019 This 4-inch topper features two layers of Moisture Wicking Coolflow Foam and is infused with copper gel, which absorbs and transfers heat away. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "These New Cooling Mattress Toppers Will Save You From Night Sweats," 21 May 2019

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First Known Use of topper

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 5

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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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