There are 2 main definitions of toppie in English:

Share this entry

Share this page

toppie1

Line breaks: top¦pie

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural toppies)

An African bulbul (songbird) with a black or dark brown head and crest.
  • Genus Pycnonotus, family Pycnonotidae: several species

Origin

late 19th century: from topknot.

Definition of toppie in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

There are 2 main definitions of toppie in English:

Share this entry

Share this page

toppie2

Line breaks: top¦pie

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural toppies)

South African informal
A middle-aged or elderly man: a toppie with grey hair turned us away

Origin

1960s: perhaps from Zulu thopi 'growing sparsely' (describing thinning hair), or from Hindi ṭopī 'hat'.

Definition of toppie in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?