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Topper   Listen
noun
Topper  n.  
1.
One that tops, in any sense of the verb; specif.:
(a)
A cover of a top layer or part. (Colloq.)
(b)
One that excels, surpasses, or is extraordinary of its kind. (Slang)
(c)
Any device for cutting off tops; as, a turnip topper.
(d)
One who tops steel ingots.
(e)
A three-square float (file) used by comb makers.
2.
A top hat. (Slang or Colloq.)
3.
Tobacco left in the bottom of a pipe bowl; so called from its being often taken out and placed on top of the newly filled bowl. Also, a cigar stump. (Slang)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Topper" Quotes from Famous Books



... am very glad to hear it," said Scrooge's nephew, "because I haven't any great faith in these young housekeepers. What do you say, Topper?" ...
— Short Stories Old and New • Selected and Edited by C. Alphonso Smith

... mother in the country, so proud of her "gentleman" son who has book learning and who is "something in the City." May nothing you dismay. Bullied, and badgered, and baited from nine to six though you may be, from then till bedtime you are rorty young dogs. The half-guinea topper, "as worn by the Prince of Wales" (ah, how many a meal has it not cost!), warmed before the fire, brushed and polished and coaxed, shines resplendent. The second pair of trousers are drawn from beneath the bed; in the gaslight, with well-marked crease ...
— Paul Kelver • Jerome Klapka, AKA Jerome K. Jerome



Words linked to "Topper" :   dress hat, soul, hat, beaver, opera hat, wit, person, somebody, wittiness, coat, someone, mortal, chapeau, man's clothing



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