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topping

noun top·ping \ ˈtä-piŋ \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of topping

1 : something that forms a top; especially : a garnish (such as a sauce, bread crumbs, or whipped cream) placed on top of a food for flavor or decoration
2 : the action of one that tops
3 : something removed by topping

Examples of topping in a Sentence

  1. What toppings do you want on the pizza?

  2. an ice-cream sundae with whipped-cream topping

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First Known Use of topping

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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topping

adjective

Definition of topping

1 : highest in rank or eminence
2 New England : proud, arrogant
3 chiefly British : excellent

Examples of topping in a Sentence

  1. I know a topping new pub in Southwark where we won't run into any toffs.

First Known Use of topping

circa 1685

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TOPPING Defined for English Language Learners

topping

Definition of topping for English Language Learners

  • : a food that is added to the top of another food



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