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topper

[top-er] /ˈtɒp ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that tops.
2.
a woman's loose, usually lightweight topcoat, especially one that is knee-length or shorter.
3.
Informal. top hat.
4.
capper (def 2).
5.
British Slang. an excellent or well-liked person or thing.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; top1 + -er1
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  • Stems and leftover vegetation from winemaking become garden topper.
  • Sometimes chemical changes result in physical changes prof topper.
British Dictionary definitions for topper

topper

/ˈtɒpə/
noun
1.
an informal name for top hat
2.
a person or thing that tops
3.
(informal) a remark that caps the one before
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Word Origin and History for topper
n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for topper

top of one's head

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off the top of one's head


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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