- the act of tipping off
- a tip; confidential disclosure, hint, or warning
An act of starting play at the beginning of a period with a jump ball. Also called tap-off.
Origin of tip-offtip3 + (kick)off.
- A piece of confidential, advance, or inside information.
- An indication of an otherwise unknown fact or probability: The judge called for a pitcher of water, a tip-off that the session would be long.