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tippytoe

or tip·py-toe

[tip-ee-toh]Informal.
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noun, verb (used without object), tip·py·toed, tip·py·toe·ing, adjective, adverb
  1. tiptoe.

Origin of tippytoe

First recorded in 1935–40; by alteration
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Examples from the Web for tippy-toe

Historical Examples

  • 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</p>

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch


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