tippy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tippy (used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tippy Liable to tip; given to tipping or tumbling; wabbling; unsteady.
    • tippy Characterized by a tipping action or movement, as a person; hence, gingerly; smart; fine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Tippy unsteady: smart, fine
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A freq. of tip, to tilt up a vessel in drinking; Norw. tipla; Ger. zipfeln.

Usage

In literature:

He came trotting up to the suit case which Marie had spread wide open on the bed, stood up on his tippy toes, and peered in.
"Cabin Fever" by B. M. Bower
He looked, for all the world, like Mr. Tippy Cooke in the tragady of Frankinstang.
"Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I heard her once at Tippie Chetwinde's.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
The edge was uneven, the cake tippy.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
She's a tippy wee lass, an' has a way wi' her.
"The Underworld" by James C. Welsh
Tippy is too nonsensical, even for Tippy.
"Class of '29" by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
Even by standing on the chair he was not tall enough to reach the picture; even by standing tippy-toe he could not reach it.
"A Melody in Silver" by Keene Abbott
B'er Rabbit, 'e is come tippy-tippy.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Tippy-toppy-tippy-toe, Oh, such fun to play in snow!
"The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse" by Thornton W. Burgess
B'er Rabbit, 'e is come tippy-tippy.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
He got safely in, but it was still very tippy, so he put sand in the bottom of it and made it heavier.
"The Cave Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Where's that, on this tippy-top of a hill?
"Mr. Wicker's Window" by Carley Dawson
Pity you can't say wot you mean, Tippy, ain't it?
"Adventures of Bindle" by Herbert George Jenkins
If you fall and hurt your nose, Dance upon your tippy-toes.
"Jacko and Jumpo Kinkytail" by Howard R. Garis
Go'n, Tippy, old settler.
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
Tippie and Jimmie live together, and eat together, and are the best of friends.
"St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886" by Various
A boat is such a tippy thing.
"Susan Clegg and Her Love Affairs" by Anne Warner
This was bringing the story close home, for Belle Triplett was Tippy's niece, or rather her husband's niece.
"Georgina of the Rainbows" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Tippy recognized the photograph in the frame.
"Georgina's Service Stars" by Annie Fellows Johnston
You wouldn't ketch one of our York tippies at that, let alone a ginuine Lord.
"Highlife in New York: a series of letters to Mr. Zephariah Slick," by Ann S. Stephens
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In poetry:

And the Queen of the Amazons fell
To BORRIA BUNGALEE BOO, -
In a mouthful he gulped, with a yell,
TIPPY-WIPPITY TOL-THE-ROL-LOO -
The pretty QUEEN TOL-THE-ROL-LOO.
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"TIPPY-WIPPITY TOL-THE-ROL-LOO,
She would pickle deliciously cold -
And her four pretty Amazons, too,
Are enticing, and not very old -
Twenty-seven is not very old.
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And he answered, "Oh, BUNGALEE BOO,
For a moment I hope you will wait, -
TIPPY-WIPPITY TOL-THE-ROL-LOO
Is the Queen of a neighbouring state -
A remarkably neighbouring state.
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

In addition to adoptable pets, the Memphis Humane Society is also looking for temporary foster homes for many of their animals like Tippy .
Joe Charles Tippy , 50, of Osceola died Thursday, Sept 30, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola.
Survivors include a son, Joe Brandon Tippy of Osceola.
The HBO film The Girl tackles The Birds,Marnie and the plight of Tippi Hedren.
As the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, and the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren, Dakota Johnson comes to the screen with some impressive familial credentials.
HBO's 'The Girl' pits Hitchcock against Tippi Hedren.
LAKE FOREST – Brian Urlacher typically does not need to stand on his tippy toes.
Catherine Belle 'Chitwood' Kline , also known as "Tippy" as a young child, was born to Fydella Mae and Ted Dickson on January 31, 1938, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Actress and activist Tippi Hedren continues to fight against the exotic pet trade.
Without her brace, she walks on tippy-toe on her left foot.
Sienna Miller stars as Tippi Hedren in HBO's "The Girl".
Drama Rod Lott Sienna Miller looks every bit the Hitchcock blonde she plays in The Girl, an HBO original film about the relationship between actress Tippi Hedren and the director who gave her not only her big break, but big trouble.
Tori Conley, 11, her sister Abby, 5, took to the hills over the weekend with their dog, Tippy.
All you Tippi Hedren-type ornithophobes beware.
BRISTOL — Edyth "Tippy" Pidgeon Steady , 74, passed away with her loving husband of 56 years at her side after a short illness.
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In science:

Our second remark relates to the ESR linewidth measurements of Clark and Tippie.11 Here, again, our results do not address the experimentally relevant questions.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
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