protip

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pro ‎(professional) +‎ tip. Originally ProTip, name for small pieces of gameplay advice used as screenshot captions in GamePro magazine. The advice in a hoax version of a ProTip for id Software's Doom ("To defeat the Cyberdemon, shoot at it until it dies") was so comically obvious that it later became an Internet catchphrase.

Noun[edit]

protip ‎(plural protips)

  1. (Internet slang, often sarcastic) A tip given by a professional.