Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Repayment in kind, as for an injury; retaliation.

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  • noun idiomatic equivalent retribution, an eye for an eye, returning exactly what you get.
  • noun Cockney rhyming slang hat.
  • adjective Having the characteristic of returning bad for bad.

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  • noun an equivalent given in return

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably alteration of tip for tap.]

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