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Blend of tip +‎ inflation.


tipflation (uncountable)

  1. (neologism) The phenomenon of tipping becoming both increasingly widespread and expensive (in terms of acceptable percentage) in society.
    • 2022 October 7, Sara Morrison, “Everyone wants a tip now. Do you have to give them one?”, in Vox[1], archived from the original on 2022-12-07:
      Thanks to touchscreens and the pandemic, tipflation is everywhere — and it's hard to say no.
    • 2022 October 12, Sara Santora, “Internet Slams Hotel For 'Automatically' Adding 'Optional' Tip to Bill”, in Newsweek[2], archived from the original on 2022-11-08:
      And one customer sparked a viral discussion about "tipflation" when they shared a photo of a restaurant bill with a minimum tip amount of 25 percent.
    • 2022 November 16, “How to survive inflation”, in CBC News[3], archived from the original on 2022-11-29:
      We follow reporter Travis Dhanraj's journey as he experiences some of the sneakier ways the 'flations' could be affecting you - from shrinkflation, to aquaflation, tipflation and more.
    • 2022 December 18, Jonathan Kahane, “Guest columnist Jonathan Kahane: Reaching the tipping point”, in Daily Hampshire Gazette[4], archived from the original on 2022-12-20:
      Here are a few examples of "tipflation" which I have encountered. Some are on the tip of my tongue, and hopefully they will materialize shortly.