top·per | \ˈtä-pər \

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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Kraus also took radish toppers and pureed them with the seven-layer dip. Becca Smouse, azcentral, "Tempe, Scottsdale chefs fall to pressures of Food Network's chopping block," 13 June 2018 Markle swapped out the fanciful fascinators and proper toppers for a panama hat to finish the look with polish. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Make Their First Solo Outing at the Wimbledon’s Women’s Final—In Two Very Different Looks," 14 July 2018 Blueberries make a great topper on toast or oatmeal, or whip up this 3-ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam. NBC News, "8 summer superfoods to eat after a tough workout," 11 July 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Diamond Jubilee National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral in this delicious-looking Jane Taylor Millinery topper. Jordan Amchin, Vanities, "The Most Memorable, Bizarre, and Fetching Fascinators in Recent History," 17 May 2018 The cake topper offers no guarantee of wedded bliss. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Tiny groom and bride cake topper spans 78 years — and 8 family weddings," 6 Feb. 2018 Her Majesty stepped out in a tailored, printed coat with a geometric motif, the ideal topper to offset her all-black underpinnings. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Leather Leggings on a Queen? Letizia of Spain Makes a Rebellious Staple Look Regal," 29 May 2018 Treacy will undoubtedly be responsible for a solid array of the spectacular toppers on display tomorrow at Windsor Castle's St. George's Cathedral. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra's Royal Wedding Suit is Ladies Who Lunch in the Best of Ways," 19 May 2018 Get the scoop on how the colorful toppers are made via Fast Company. Aubrey Nagle,, "Guilty plea in grisly Bucks murders, botched repairs endanger Philly schools | Morning Newsletter," 17 May 2018

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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

the topper : the thing that is better, worse, etc., than everything before it

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to reject or criticize sharply

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