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From Middle English toppor, equivalent to top +‎ -er.



man wearing a topper

topper (plural toppers)

  1. Something that is on top.
    • 2009 January 26, Cameron Adams, “Sniffer dogs have their Big Day Out”, in Herald Sun[1]:
      UK act the Prodigy will headline the Boiler Room, with chart toppers the Ting Tings playing at 2.15pm on the green stage.
  2. A top hat.
  3. Something for cutting off the top of something.
    • 2007 October 14, Amanda Hesser, “2000: Le Bernardin’s Croque-Monsieur”, in New York Times[2]:
      The only problem is that the best egg toppers, which are different from egg cutters, are an investment — the Inox professional egg topper is $55 at .
  4. Something that exceeds those previous in a series, as a joke or prank.
  5. A single-handed dinghy, 11 foot (3.6 metres) in length, with only one sail.
  6. Head, chief.
  7. (dated, slang) A fine or remarkable thing or person.
  8. One who tops steel ingots.
  9. A three-square float, or file, used by comb-makers.
  10. (India) The student who achieves the highest score in an examination.
  11. (dated, slang) Tobacco left in the bottom of a pipe bowl; so called from being often taken out and placed on top of the newly filled bowl.
  12. A small secondary comic strip seen along with a larger Sunday strip, and usually by the same author.

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topper m

  1. indefinite plural of topp