topper

[ top-er ]
/ ˈtɒp ər /

noun

a person or thing that tops.
a woman's loose, usually lightweight topcoat, especially one that is knee-length or shorter.
Informal. top hat.
British Slang. an excellent or well-liked person or thing.

Nearby words

  1. toponym,
  2. toponymic,
  3. toponymy,
  4. topos,
  5. topotype,
  6. toppie,
  7. topping,
  8. topping lift,
  9. topple,
  10. toprail

Origin of topper

First recorded in 1665–75; top1 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for topper

topper

/ (ˈtɒpə) /

noun

an informal name for top hat
a person or thing that tops
informal a remark that caps the one before
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Word Origin and History for topper

topper

n.

"the best (of anything)," 1709, originally slang, agent noun from top (v.).

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