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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The topper, however, was made with funfetti, which the couple plans to defrost and sample on their one-year anniversary. Kt Merry, Harper's BAZAAR, "From Dallas, With Love: This Texas Wedding Redefined Effortless Elegance," 7 Nov. 2018 The topper featured a sloping brim that reached below her eyes, which felt evocative of 1920s flapper fashion. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Elevated Bucket Hat Is a Smart and Seasonless Choice," 5 Oct. 2018 Spotted these days on megastars including Pharrell and Justin Bieber, the floppy topper has also showed up on fashion runways, most notably Prada and Lacoste. Max Berlinger, The Seattle Times, "Move over fedora, the bucket hat is back," 16 Aug. 2018 Los Ticos will need to get a big result against either Brazil or Switzerland to progress to the knockout stages, which could prove a difficult task for the 2014 World Cup group toppers., "Serbia Boss Mladen Krstajić Lauds 'Excellent' Team Atmosphere After 1-0 Win Over Costa Rica," 17 June 2018 The video starts by showing both of them in huge, curly-haired toppers before panning to Meg several tables over. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Friends Captured Video of Themselves Crashing a Date in Wigs," 3 June 2018 Here are the instructions for making these cute toppers. Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "This Pink Ombré Cake Is the Most Delicious Way to Celebrate Mother's Day," 14 Apr. 2016 Getting into the holiday spirit just isn't the same if an evergreen isn't standing tall in the living room, dressed in homemade ornaments, bright lights, and adorned with a magical tree topper. Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, "Why Do We Have Christmas Trees?," 15 Nov. 2018 Each size features its very own design from pretty plaids to sharp stripes, and every product comes with a classic gold topper, which resembles a real ornament cap. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "These Oversized Christmas Ornaments Are the Merriest Decorations We’ve Ever Seen," 10 Oct. 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
US : the thing that is better, worse, etc., than everything before it

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