Definition of tippet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪpɪt/


1A woman’s long fur scarf or shawl worn around the neck and shoulders.
Example sentences
  • As well as photographs and memorabilia, the display includes a selection of instruments and one of their distinctive uniforms with its large cap, known as a veil, and a small cape called a tippet.
  • Fur tippets are likely to be all the rage by November and December as not only are they a 200 year old revived fashion item rarely seen, but they are also practical in chilly windy countries in winter.
  • The children were in their traditional uniform - blue trousers and blue cut-away coats with gold braid and old fashioned tabs for the boys; grey bonnets, tippets and aprons for the girls.
1.1A long scarf or shawl worn as a ceremonial garment, especially by the clergy.
Example sentences
  • He should have had a Tyburne tippet, a halpeny halter, and all such proud prelates.
1.2 historical A long, narrow strip of cloth forming part of or attached to a hood or sleeve.
Example sentences
  • At his fancy-dress party, Arkadin, already huge, augments his volume with tails, a heavy cloak with a triple tippet, and a three-cornered hat.


Middle English: probably from an Anglo-Norman derivative of the noun tip1.

Words that rhyme with tippet

pipit, sippet, skippet, snippet, Tippett, whippet
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