topper

noun
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

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 Unfortunately for Carey, the chart topper is now the subject of a copyright lawsuit. Ebony Williams, ajc, 6 June 2022 The topper includes a temperature autopilot that measures the room temperature and humidity and adjusts itself, advanced sleep-tracking, a daily health check and heart-rate monitoring, and a smart alarm. Malia Griggs, SELF, 17 May 2022 And in a season in which most everything has gone wrong for the Reds, this surely had to be the topper. Alan Saunders, BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 2022 And in a season in which almost everything has gone wrong for the Reds, this surely had to be the topper. Alan Saunders, Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2022 Mechanical changes are limited, with the biggest being that Bentley is only going to offer the 542-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine from the base Bentayga rather than the brawnier W-12 of the range-topper. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 10 May 2022 That’s because the memory foam layers beneath the euro topper are medium-firm, providing plenty of support. Zach Epstein, BGR, 24 Apr. 2022 The track also marks the publisher’s 45th chart topper. Annie Reuter, Forbes, 1 June 2022 With three inches of gel memory foam, this topper will make their bed feel more like a pillow and less like a brick. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of topper

1688, in the meaning defined at sense 5

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Last Updated

30 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Topper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/topper. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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