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Topper   /tˈɑpər/   Listen

A worker who makes or adds the top to something.
A worker who cuts tops off (of trees or vegetables etc.).
The person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others.  Synonym: best.
An exceedingly good witticism that surpasses all that have gone before.
A woman's short coat.
A man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur.  Synonyms: beaver, dress hat, high hat, opera hat, silk hat, stovepipe, top hat.

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"Topper" Quotes from Famous Books

... SPRIGGINS, he spotted me, CHARLIE,—him being left out in the cold,— And to see him sit down on his topper, and turn off as yaller as gold, Wos as good as a pantermime. Oh! if there's one thing more nicer than pie, It's to soar like a bird in the sight of the flats as ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 99, August 16, 1890 • Various

... black-letter man, or a tall copyist, or an uncut man, or a rough-edge man, or an early-English-dramatist, or an Elzevirian, or a broadsider, or a pasquinader, or an old-brown-calf man, or a Grangerite, or a tawny-moroccoite, or a gilt-topper, a marbled-insider, or an editio princeps man; neither did he come under any of the more vulgar classifications of collectors whose thoughts run more upon the usefulness for study than upon the external conditions of their ...
— The Book-Hunter - A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author • John Hill Burton

... the peasant's blouse, planting a root of sweet basil in his "topper," and finally kicking it to pieces, he snapped his fingers at ...
— Fabre, Poet of Science • Dr. G.V. (C.V.) Legros

... defensive attitude flashed, and he was at head and right and left leg, and giving point, recovering, thrusting madly, and again at shoulder and thigh, with bravos for reward of a man meaning business; until a topper on his hat, a cut over the right thigh, and the stick in his middlerib, told the spectators of a scientific adversary; and loudly now the gentleman was cheered. An undercurrent of warm feeling ran for the plucky little ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... to hear it," said Scrooge's nephew, "because I haven't any great faith in these young housekeepers. What do you say, Topper?" ...
— Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6 • Charles H. Sylvester

... said when he clapped on his topper. Thank you. I ought to have said something about an old hat or something. No. I could have said. Looks as good as new now. See ...
— Ulysses • James Joyce

... signal was made for the grand fleet to anchor, All in the Downs that night for to meet; So cast off your shank-painter, let go your cat's-topper, Hawl up your clew-garnets, let fly tack ...
— Dawn • H. Rider Haggard

Words linked to "Topper" :   humour, lid, hat, top, dress hat, individual, somebody, wit, silk hat, someone, worker, humor, opera hat, soul, wittiness, witticism, coat, chapeau, beaver, mortal, man's clothing, person

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