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c.1300, of unknown origin; perhaps from Old English tæppet "carpet, hanging."
long, narrow, cloth streamer, usually white, worn around the arm above the elbow, with the long end hanging down to the knee or to the ground. These graceful tippets, worn in the late 14th century by both men and women, developed out of the long flaps created by the narrow 14th-century sleeve.