Definition of tippy-toe in English:
verb[no object] informal , chiefly US
Walk on the tips of one’s toes; tiptoe: he tippy-toed around the house
More example sentences
- We have to tippy-toe in and out of our houses because of the muck and dirt on it.
- The black clouds of despair have lifted from the household as my mood and energy levels have improved, and now my husband doesn't have to tippy-toe around me and do crazy chicken dances to try and cheer me up.
- The more things stay the same, the more they change - at least in the present analysis of the defending champion Angels, who tippy-toe into the final two months of the season in very familiar surroundings.
Late 19th century: alteration of tiptoe.
on tippy-toe (or tippy-toes)
- On the tips of one’s toes; on tiptoe: Kurt was mincing around on tippy-toesMore example sentences
- ‘I was amazed and delighted and started walking around flat-footed instead of on tippy-toes.’
- If I stand on tippy-toes, it is just possible to inspect the rubber seal along the top of the door.
- I grab his collar to pull myself close to him and even on tippy-toes, my mouth doesn't reach his ear.
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