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1. A covering for the shoulders, as of fur, with long ends that hang in front.
2. A long stole worn by members of the Anglican clergy.
3. A long hanging part, as of a sleeve, hood, or cape.
4. The thinnest end of a tapered fly-fishing leader.

[Middle English tipet, perhaps from tip, tip of an object.]


1. (Clothing & Fashion) a woman's fur cape for the shoulders, often consisting of the whole fur of a fox, marten, etc
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the long stole of Anglican clergy worn during a service
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a long streamer-like part to a sleeve, hood, etc, esp in the 16th century
4. (Zoology) the ruff of a bird
5. (Angling) a tippet feather or something similar used in dressing some artificial angling flies
[C14: perhaps from tip1]


(ˈtɪp ɪt)

1. a scarf, usu. of fur or wool, for covering the neck and shoulders, and usu. having ends hanging down in front.
2. a band of silk or the like worn by Anglican clergy around the neck with the ends pendent in front.
3. a long, narrow, pendent part of a hood or sleeve.
[1250–1300; Middle English; see tip1, -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tippet - a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends; often consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten
cape, mantle - a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter


[ˈtɪpɪt] Nesclavina f


n (old, woman’s) → Schultertuch nt; (Eccl) → Stola f
References in classic literature ?
Upon the fourth day of September, 1916, he set out with four companions, Sinclair, Brady, James, and Tippet, to search along the base of the barrier cliffs for a point at which they might be scaled.
Miss Sawyer had bought her niece a nice gray squirrel muff and tippet, which was even more unbecoming if possible, than Rebecca's other articles of wearing apparel; but aunt Jane had made her the loveliest dress of green cashmere, a soft, soft green like that of a young leaf.
Come, child, put on your tippet, pelisse, or whatever you call it, and run off with me.
She put on a lilac silk gown, for the party, and an embroidered muslin apron and tippet.
Allen, invited by the former to dine with them, and summoned by the latter to guess the price and weigh the merits of a new muff and tippet.
He took Sinclair, Brady, James, and Tippet with him.
I know the Misses Osborne were excellent critics of a Cashmere shawl, or a pink satin slip; and when Miss Turner had hers dyed purple, and made into a spencer; and when Miss Pickford had her ermine tippet twisted into a muff and trimmings, I warrant you the changes did not escape the two intelligent young women before mentioned.
fur tippet,) the richness of his cloak, lined with the most costly sables, his maroquin boots and golden spurs, together with the grace with which he managed his palfrey, were sufficient to merit clamorous applause.
Sage, Reading' (a specially oily old gentleman in a blanket, with a swan's-down tippet for a beard, and a web of cracks all over him like rich pie-crust), to be a fine Guercino.
Taller and broader than her husband, her flowing gown of sendall, and fur-lined tippet, could not conceal the gaunt and ungraceful outlines of her figure.
For the same reason she wore a small sable tippet, which reached just to her shoulders, and was very far from meeting across her well-formed chest, while her long neck was protected by a
Hetty walked between them, and behind came patient Molly, whose task it was to carry Totty through the yard and over all the wet places on the road; for Totty, having speedily recovered from her threatened fever, had insisted on going to church to-day, and especially on wearing her red-and-black necklace outside her tippet.