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tipping ‎(plural tippings)

  1. The practice of leaving a tip (gratuity).
  2. The act by which something is tipped or inclined.
    • 2013, Peter Andersson, Streetlife in Late Victorian London: The Constable and the Crowd
      Hat-tippings and cap-doffings are of course of a different nature to more elaborate verbal greetings. In etiquette manuals they may be described as incentives to a conversation, but in practice they seem to have been quite ceremonial.
  3. The dumping of rubbish.
  4. (music) A distinct articulation given in playing quick notes on the flute, by striking the tongue against the roof of the mouth; double-tonguing.



  1. present participle of tip