[noun tip-top; adjective tip-top, -top; adverb tip-top]
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  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.
  1. situated at the very top.
  2. Informal. of the highest quality; excellent: a tiptop meal.
  1. in a tiptop manner; very well: It's shaping up tiptop.

Origin of tiptop

1695–1705; gradational compound; see tip1, top1
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adjective, adverb
  1. at the highest point of health, excellence, etc
  2. at the topmost point
  1. the best in quality
  2. the topmost point
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