Variant of tip
- the pointed, tapering, or rounded end or top of something long and slim
- something attached to the end, as a cap, ferrule, etc.
- a top or apex, as of a mountain
Origin of tipMiddle English tippe, akin to Middle Low German tip, point, top, German zipf- in zipfel, an end, tip, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dumb-, tail from source Avestan duma-, tail
to insert (a map, picture, etc.) by pasting along the inner edge in bookbinding
tip of the iceberg
a small difficulty, problem, misdeed, etc. that is thought to be only a part of one larger in scope