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[tip-ster] /ˈtɪp stər/
a person who makes a business of furnishing tips, as for betting or speculation.
Origin of tipster
1860-65; tip3 + -ster
Can be confused
tipper, tipster. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tipster
  • And whatever the traffickers were building, the tipster had warned, was truly enormous.
  • He was a racing tipster and a professional character.
  • The tipster and the tipster's phone number remain anonymous to law enforcement unless the tipster chooses to identify themselves.
  • tipster calls back, advise the tipster of the amount of the cash award and explain the process for obtaining it.
  • Crime information can be reported anonymously by calling the confidential tipster line or by using the online form.
  • If the information leads to an arrest and charges, the tipster may receive a cash reward as determined by the board of directors.
  • The tipster provided other information as well as the possible location of the puppies.
  • No other information was provided, and the tipster was not identified.
British Dictionary definitions for tipster


a person who sells tips on horse racing, the stock market, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for tipster



A relatively restrained drinker of alcohol

[1580+; orig a tavernkeeper]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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