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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English toppyng; equivalent to top +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

topping

  1. present participle of top

AdjectiveEdit

topping (comparative more topping, superlative most topping)

  1. (Britain, informal, dated) wonderful
    • 1953, Roald Dahl, Galloping Foxley
      'Well,' he said, settling back in the seat directly opposite. 'It's a topping day.'
  2. (archaic) Assuming superiority; proud.
    • Robert South
      A second Ground, upon which Men are apt to persuade themselves, that they shall escape the Stroke of Divine Justice for their Sins, is their Observation of the great and flourishing Condition of some of the topping Sinners of the World.

NounEdit

topping (plural toppings)

  1. Any food item added on top of another, such as sprinkles on ice cream or pepperoni on pizza.
  2. The act of cutting off the top of something.
  3. (nautical) The act of raising one extremity of a spar higher than the other.
  4. (nautical) Either of the cables that support the ends of a spar or boom.
  5. (fishing) The tail of an artificial fly.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English topping.

NounEdit

topping m (plural toppings)

  1. topping (of food)