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Anglican priest wearing a black tippet.


From Old English tæppet, from Latin tapete (cloth).



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tippet (plural tippets)

  1. A shoulder covering, typically the fur of a fox, with long ends that dangle in front.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “Christmas,”[1]
      Drygoods shops did not have much that was Christmassy to display except red flannel and rabbit fur baby coats and muffs and tippets.
  2. A stole worn by Anglican ministers or other clergymen.
    • 1581, Meredith Hanmer, The Iesuites Banner, London, Chapter 3,[2]
      [] so this Iesuitical sect is descrired by their long [i]ackets, their course stockinges, their thicke cobled shoes, their long clokes with claspe vnder the chin, their sorbonical tippet []
  3. (Scotland, obsolete) A length of twisted hair or gut in a fishing line.
  4. (Scotland, obsolete) A handful of straw bound together at one end, used for thatching.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)
  5. (fishing) In fly fishing, the part of the leader that attaches to the fly.
  6. A bird's ruffle.
  7. One of the patagia, or pieces at the side of the pronotum of a moth.

Derived terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tippet in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)




  1. Second-person plural subjunctive I of tippen.

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  1. inflection of tippe:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle