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Definition of "topper" []

  • One that removes tops or puts tops on. (noun)
  • One that is exceedingly or surpassingly good of its kind. (noun)
  • Slang Something, such as a witticism, that surpasses all that has gone before. (noun)
  • A woman's short, lightweight coat. (noun)
  • Slang A top hat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "topper" in a sentence
  • ""No!" shouted the other; and with a make believe of fierceness, Jack gave each what he called a topper on the head with one of the kiris he held."
  • "Forget that's a drop in the bucket of our foreign aid, or that the Republicans would stonewall any reallocation of money to unemployment or the welfare system: The topper is that this was actually an initiative of the George W. Bush Administration as part of its anti-AIDS campaign, one of the few decent things that ol 'W did."
  • "And the topper is Democrats saying they'll vote for McCain if Hillary doesn't get the nod."