tippytoe

or tip·py-toe

[ tip-ee-toh ]
/ ˈtɪp iˌtoʊ /
Informal.

noun, verb (used without object), adjective, adverb tip·py·toed, tip·py·toe·ing,

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Origin of tippytoe

First recorded in 1935–40; by alteration
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Example sentences from the Web for tippytoe

  • 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