Definition of tip one's hat or cap in English:
Raise or touch one’s hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone.
- On our way back to the car, a couple of guys walked by, and one of them, wearing a cowboy hat, tipped his hat - yes he did!
- Robert Mitchum's unforgettable performance as Powell is one forged from the purest vein of evil; even as he tips his hat and drawls a neighbourly greeting, malice wafts off the screen.
- Kiley tips his hat to those loyal listeners, acknowledging that it's the audience, not the venue, that can make or break any performance.