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topping

[top-ing] /ˈtɒp ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that tops.
2.
a distinct part forming a top to something.
3.
something put on a thing at the top to complete it, as a sauce or garnish placed on food.
4.
toppings, the parts removed in topping or cropping plants, as branches.
adjective
5.
rising above something else; overtopping.
6.
very high in rank, degree, etc.
7.
Chiefly British Informal. excellent; wonderful.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English: top part; see top1, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
untopping, adjective
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  • They are often served with powdered sugar, jam, or other toppings.
British Dictionary definitions for toppings

topping

/ˈtɒpɪŋ/
noun
1.
something that tops something else, esp a sauce or garnish for food
2.
(angling) part of a brightly-coloured feather, usually from a golden pheasant crest, used to top some artificial flies
adjective
3.
high or superior in rank, degree, etc
4.
(Brit, slang) excellent; splendid
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Word Origin and History for toppings

topping

n.

"top layer," 1839, verbal noun from top (v.).

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