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topi

1
[ toh-pee, toh-pee ]
/ toʊˈpi, ˈtoʊ pi /
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noun, plural to·pis.

topee.

Nearby words

tophaceous gout, tophamper, tophet, topheth, tophus, topi, topiary, topic, topic sentence, topical, topical anesthesia

Definition for topi (2 of 3)

topi

2
[ toh-pee ]
/ ˈtoʊ pi /

noun, plural to·pis.

an antelope, Damaliscus lunatus, of east-central Africa, having bluish-black and yellow markings.

Origin of topi

2
1905–10; said to be < Swahili

Definition for topi (3 of 3)

topee

or to·pi

[ toh-pee, toh-pee ]
/ toʊˈpi, ˈtoʊ pi /

noun

(in India) a lightweight helmet or sun hat made from the pith of the sola plant.

Origin of topee

First recorded in 1825–35, topee is from the Hindi word ṭopī hat
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British Dictionary definitions for topi (1 of 3)

topi

1
/ (ˈtəʊpɪ) /

noun plural -pis

an antelope, Damaliscus korrigum, of grasslands and semideserts of Africa, having angular curved horns and an elongated muzzle

Word Origin for topi

C19: from an African language

British Dictionary definitions for topi (2 of 3)

topi

2
/ (ˈtəʊpiː, -pɪ) /

noun plural -pis

another name for pith helmet

Word Origin for topi

C19: from Hindi: hat

British Dictionary definitions for topi (3 of 3)

topee

topi

/ (ˈtəʊpiː, -pɪ) /

noun plural -pees or -pis

another name for pith helmet

Word Origin for topee

C19: from Hindi topī hat
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