atiptoe

atiptoe

[uh-tip-toh]
adverb, adjective
1.
standing or walking on tiptoe (usually used predicatively).
2.
eagerly expectant, as anticipating a desired event or arrival: waiting atiptoe for the mail.
3.
moving with caution or stealth, as avoiding calling attention to one's presence: She walked atiptoe through the sleeping house.

Origin:
1570–80; a-1 + tiptoe

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