Definition of tippy in English:



North American
  • Inclined to tilt or overturn; unsteady.

    ‘they crossed the water in tippy canoes’
    • ‘Three bulbs in a broad-based pot will naturally be less tippy.’
    • ‘The next morning, what looked from the bottom like a tough scramble up the ridge proved to be that and more, all loose scree and tippy, lurching boulders and dicey maneuvers it was just as well my wife didn't hear about.’
    • ‘Our only complaint is that the high bottom bracket renders it a little tippy on steep, slow climbs.’
    • ‘It's a steep, tippy rod that delivers great line speed, and beautiful tight loops.’
    • ‘Handling is more responsive than I expected from such a heavy vehicle, and it takes corners and curves with aplomb - and none of that tippy feeling common to SUVs as tall as this one.’
    • ‘The prickling in my feet comes and goes, and I'm tippy and dizzy every so often, but nothing is too bad right now.’
    • ‘Instead of a tippy canoe on a sinister lake, we find two schoolboys lost in wintry woods, succumbing to the cold and cementing a symbiotic relationship whose adult arc carries us through the book.’
    • ‘‘It was not our first thought to use center-wheel drive with it because it was either not flexible enough to climb obstacles, or too tippy,’ Sullivan said.’
    • ‘The commodore is probably imagining us in sleek, tippy competition shells.’
    • ‘They make a cool noise (the tippy machines, not the nurses).’
    • ‘Last among the rowers was my category: sliding-seat racing singles - skinny, tippy fiberglass shells nearly as long and light as those rowed in the Olympics.’
    • ‘He refers to them as ‘tall tippy monstrosities with mediocre brakes that block other driver's view of the road and inflict massive damage during collisions.’’
    • ‘To get there, you must climb up the tippy aluminum construction ladder, fight off your traumatic experience falling off a similar ladder when you were seven and inch your way to the trapeze platform.’
    • ‘To return to their more or less tippy bicycles: the new educational technologies are currently in a state of extreme interpretive flexibility.’