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tippy

[tip-ee] /ˈtɪp i/
adjective, tippier, tippiest.
1.
(of an object) liable to tip over.
Origin of tippy
1885-1890
1885-90; tip2 + -y1
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  • tippy thought it was too chilly for her in the dining-room where there was no fire.

    Georgina of the Rainbows Annie Fellows Johnston
  • After that, the instant an alarm sounded, tippy would spring on the engine.

  • He arrived so soon after, in fact, that tippy had to receive him just as she was in her gingham house dress and apron.

    Georgina of the Rainbows Annie Fellows Johnston
  • tippy Tilly and the others must have gone on with the advance.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • tippy says the Portuguese boys have responded splendidly, and she keeps tab on the whole town.

    Georgina's Service Stars Annie Fellows Johnston
  • tippy was here on a visit at the time, and remembers it perfectly.

    Georgina's Service Stars Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Then I went upstairs to get another skein of yarn and wind it on tippy's swift.

    Georgina's Service Stars Annie Fellows Johnston
  • He teased and flattered tippy till she was almost beside herself.

    Georgina's Service Stars Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Only this morning tippy had said—could it be she thought something was wrong and was trying to comfort her?

    Georgina of the Rainbows Annie Fellows Johnston
  • When it comes to her powers of speech, tippy on the war-path is a wonder.

    Georgina's Service Stars Annie Fellows Johnston

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