topping

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

topping

  1. Present participle of top.

Adjective[edit]

topping (comparative more topping, superlative most topping)

  1. (UK, informal, dated) wonderful
    • 1953, Roald Dahl, Galloping Foxley
      'Well,' he said, settling back in the seat directly opposite. 'It's a topping day.'
  2. (archaic) Assuming superiority; proud.
    • South
      The great and flourishing condition of some of the topping sinners of the world.

Noun[edit]

topping (plural toppings)

  1. any food item added on top of another, such as sprinkles on ice cream or pepperoni on pizza
  2. The act of cutting off the top of something.
  3. (nautical) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other; Either of the cables that support the ends of a spar or boom
  4. (fishing) The tail of an artificial fly.

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Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (food item added on top): garnish

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