Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

tippet

[tip-it] /ˈtɪp ɪt/
noun
1.
a scarf, usually of fur or wool, for covering the neck, or the neck and shoulders, and usually having ends hanging down in front.
Compare stole2 (def 2).
2.
Ecclesiastical. a band of silk or the like worn around the neck with the ends pendent in front.
Compare stole2 (def 1).
3.
a long, narrow, pendent part of a hood, sleeve, etc.
4.
Angling.
  1. a short length of gut, nylon, or the like, for tying an artificial fly to the leader.
  2. a branch of the shaft of a bird feather, serving as the tail of an artificial fly.
Origin of tippet
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at tip1, -et
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for tippet
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for tippet

tippet

/ˈtɪpɪt/
noun
1.
a woman's fur cape for the shoulders, often consisting of the whole fur of a fox, marten, etc
2.
the long stole of Anglican clergy worn during a service
3.
a long streamer-like part to a sleeve, hood, etc, esp in the 16th century
4.
the ruff of a bird
5.
a tippet feather or something similar used in dressing some artificial angling flies
Word Origin
C14: perhaps from tip1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for tippet
n.

c.1300, of unknown origin; perhaps from Old English tæppet "carpet, hanging."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for tippet

Word Value for tippet

10
12
Scrabble Words With Friends