[ tip-it ]
/ ˈtɪp ɪt /


a scarf, usually of fur or wool, for covering the neck, or the neck and shoulders, and usually having ends hanging down in front.Compare stole2(def 2).
Ecclesiastical. a band of silk or the like worn around the neck with the ends pendent in front.Compare stole2(def 1).
a long, narrow, pendent part of a hood, sleeve, etc.
  1. a short length of gut, nylon, or the like, for tying an artificial fly to the leader.
  2. a branch of the shaft of a bird feather, serving as the tail of an artificial fly.

Origin of tippet

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at tip1, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for tippet

/ (ˈtɪpɪt) /


a woman's fur cape for the shoulders, often consisting of the whole fur of a fox, marten, etc
the long stole of Anglican clergy worn during a service
a long streamer-like part to a sleeve, hood, etc, esp in the 16th century
the ruff of a bird
a tippet feather or something similar used in dressing some artificial angling flies

Word Origin for tippet

C14: perhaps from tip 1
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