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  • n. Plural form of tip.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tip.

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  • From OE:

    tip (v.2)
    "give a small present of money to," 1610, "to give, hand, pass," originally thieves' cant, perhaps from tip (v.3) "to tap." The meaning "give a gratuity to" is first attested 1706. The noun in this sense is from 1755; the meaning "piece of confidential information" is from 1845; the verb in this sense is from 1883; tipster first recorded 1862.

    December 7, 2007