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tiptop

[noun tip-top; adjective tip-top, -top; adverb tip-top] /noun ˈtɪpˌtɒp; adjective ˈtɪpˈtɒp, -ˌtɒp; adverb ˈtɪpˈtɒp/
noun
1.
the extreme top or summit.
2.
Informal. the highest point or degree:
the very tiptop of physical condition.
3.
Chiefly British Informal. the highest social class.
adjective
4.
situated at the very top.
5.
Informal. of the highest quality; excellent:
a tiptop meal.
adverb
6.
in a tiptop manner; very well:
It's shaping up tiptop.
Origin of tiptop
1695-1705
1695-1705; gradational compound; see tip1, top1
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  • But there was the hare away up in the tiptop of that willow tree!

  • A likely young feller with a team an' a woman could do tiptop on that eighty.

  • "tiptop, where Strong is concerned," said the doctor grimly.

  • "This seems a tiptop place," said the Oregonian, looking about him.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • Why, it's only a fortnight off the day, and you're one of the tiptop skaters.

    The Dark Tower Phyllis Bottome
  • There's a part for mother as'ull suit her prime, and my part's tiptop.

    Rogues and Vagabonds George R. Sims
  • For the first time in his life he had climbed to the tiptop of an elm tree.

    Wild Folk

    Samuel Scoville
  • To her inquiry how I was, I told her "tiptop," which she didn't seem to understand.

British Dictionary definitions for tiptop

tiptop

/ˌtɪpˈtɒp/
adjective, adverb
1.
at the highest point of health, excellence, etc
2.
at the topmost point
noun
3.
the best in quality
4.
the topmost point
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