- a jump ball that begins each period.
Origin of tipoff
- the act of tipping off.
- a hint or warning: They got a tip-off on the raid.
Origin of tip-off
First recorded in 1910–15; noun use of verb phrase tip off
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Related Words for tipoffindication, hunch, data, knowledge, question, idea, topic, matter, theme, score, subject, clue, resolution, instruction, tip, invitation, motion, charge, proposition, recommendation
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W R wouldnt part with half a C for a tipoff on the Secondcoming.Greener Than You Think
- a warning or hint, esp given confidentially and based on inside information
- basketball the act or an instance of putting the ball in play by a jump ball
- (tr, adverb) to give a hint or warning to
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