Definition of tip-top in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtip ˈˌtäp/
(also tiptop)


Of the very best class or quality; excellent: an athlete in tip-top condition
More example sentences
  • She had just finished three of her first high school classes, in tip-top shape.
  • Each month they will be seen by a different therapist - it may be an acupuncturist, a nutritionist, a shiatsu therapist or a chiropractor - and the aim, explains June, is to make sure they stay in tip-top condition.
  • Our beer is kept in tip-top condition and we always have 10 beers at the bar at any one time.


1The highest part or point of excellence.
Example sentences
  • I piled all my books and stuffed animals on my bed and the tip-top of my bookshelves.
  • They searched low and then high, finally spying Tiger at the tip-top of a macrocarpa tree.
  • ‘It took us a little time to get to the tip-top of the true summit,’ Crisp explained.
2North American A line guide on a fishing rod.

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