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[top-sahy-der] /ˈtɒpˌsaɪ dər/
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1.
a brand of casual shoe with a nonskid sole, designed especially for wear on boats.
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Word Origin and History for topsider

top-sider

n.

kind of casual shoe, 1937, from topside in nautical sense of "upper deck of a ship," where the rubber soles would provide good traction.

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tops, the

noun phrase

The best; the acme: The English department is the tops here (1937+)


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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