See also: Topper

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

 
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.
    • 1999, John Yeoman, Self Reliance: A Recipe for the New Millennium (page 55)
      Chicken livers, of course, can also be gently fried, mashed in butter, and spread as a toast topper.
  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 surlatable.com .
  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. (colloquial) The head or chief of an organization.
    • 1953, August 29, Billboard (page 4)
      Cooley currently is ironing out details of the proposed kinescoping with Klaus Landsberg, topper at KTLA, over whose facilities the hour-long show has been telecast []
  7. (dated, slang) A fine or remarkable thing or person.
  8. One who tops steel ingots.
  9. (chiefly US) A short outer jacket worn by women or children.
    • a. 1969, John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces:
      She was wearing her short pink topper and the small red hat that tilted over one eye so that she looked like a refugee starlet from the Gold Diggers film series.
  10. A three-square float, or file, used by comb-makers.
  11. (India) The student who achieves the highest score in an examination.
  12. (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.
  13. A small secondary comic strip seen along with a larger Sunday strip, and usually by the same author.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From top +‎ -er.

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topper m (plural toppers)

  1. Someone or something excellent; a belter, a ripper.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

topper m

  1. indefinite plural of topp