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tip +‎ -ing


tipping (countable and uncountable, 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.
  5. (Australia) A competition where entrants aim to tip (predict) the outcomes of sporting events.
    • 2016 September 16, Danny Lannen, “Grovedale nursing home footy tips king taking it one season at a time”, in The Geelong Advertiser[1]:
      Cats fan Mr Burke received a handsome trophy from Balmoral Grove for his feat but is no stranger to cleaning up, having won the tipping at The Break three years in a row and also done well at The National Hotel.

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  1. present participle and gerund of tip