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adjective, tip·pi·er, tip·pi·est.
  1. (of an object) liable to tip over.

Origin of tippy

First recorded in 1885–90; tip2 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for tippy

Historical Examples

  • After that, the instant an alarm sounded, Tippy would spring on the engine.

    Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad


  • Once in a while Tippy would be very naughty, and would have to be punished.

  • Tippy Tilly and the others must have gone on with the advance.

    A Desert Drama

    A. Conan Doyle

  • Tippy was here on a visit at the time, and remembers it perfectly.

    Georgina's Service Stars

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • He teased and flattered Tippy till she was almost beside herself.

    Georgina's Service Stars

    Annie Fellows Johnston

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