Definition of Tippex in English:


Line breaks: Tip¦pex
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪpɛks
(also Tipp-Ex)
British trademark


[mass noun]
  • A type of correction fluid.
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    • Visitor 75,000 came from a University of Derby server, which leads me to believe it's the mighty Charby, so a congratulatory consignment of Tipp-Ex is being sent up to obscure the Gary Neville lettering on her England shirt.
    • It was one of the Monkees' mums, she mixed paint and nail varnish and made Tipp-Ex.
    • I use it with Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat which I dot on like Tipp-Ex to hide annoying discolourations, blemishes and dark eye circles.


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  • Delete with correction fluid: go home and Tippex your friends' names out of your address book
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    • Chris Klein, Jean Reno, Rebecca Romijin-Stamos and LL Cool J are among those who might be Tippexing it from their CV in years to come.
    • And so my relationship with Liverpool developed through football stickers, team posters, and Tippexing player's names on to my pencil case, into something more adult.
    • I sincerely hope that I am not being Tippexed out of address books when I am told that the night out with my best friend (plus Aileen and Toni) has been cancelled until further notice.


1960s: from German, from tippen 'to type' and Latin ex 'out'.

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