Nearby words

  1. tippytoe,
  2. tipstaff,
  3. tipster,
  4. tipsy,
  5. tipsy cake,
  6. tiptop,
  7. tiptronic,
  8. tipu,
  9. tipu sahib,
  10. tipuna

Idioms

    on tiptoe,
    1. on the tips of one's toes.
    2. expectant; eager: With Christmas coming, the children were on tiptoe.
    3. stealthily; cautiously: The concert had already begun, so he entered the back of the hall on tiptoe.

Origin of tiptoe

1350–1400; Middle English tiptoon (plural noun). See tip1, toe

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British Dictionary definitions for tiptoe
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Word Origin and History for tiptoe

tiptoe

n.

mid-15c., from tip (n.) + toe. As a verb from 1630s. Related: Tiptoes (late 14c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with tiptoe

tiptoe

see on tiptoe.

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