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or tippy-toe

[tip-ee-toh] /ˈtɪp iˌtoʊ/ Informal.
noun, verb (used without object), tippytoed, tippytoeing, adjective, adverb
Origin of tippytoe
First recorded in 1935-40; by alteration Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Stealthily across the grass, Flossy went butterflywards, on tippy-toe.

    Two Little Women Carolyn Wells
  • Especially when you walk it on tippy-toe, which must be extra-wearisome to a body on feet shaped like yours, Mr. Geen.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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To walk silently: God-damn it, Hubert! Don't tippy-toe around like that (1901+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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