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topi

noun

  1. (sunhat)  a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun
    Synonyms: pith hat, pith helmet, sun helmet, topee. Type of: sunhat
  2. (antelope)  a large South African antelope; considered the swiftest hoofed mammal
    Synonyms: Damaliscus lunatus [species], sassaby, D. lunatus [abbreviation, species]. Type of:...

Etymology summary

from an African language | from Hindi: hat | from Hindi topī hat
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Topi | Topis | Damaliscus korrigum [species]

a highly social and fast antelope species of the genus Damaliscus. The vernacular name "topi" applies not only to the species but also to two subspecies D. k. jimela and D. k. topi, while the name korrigum or tiang applies to the subspecies D. k. ... (45 of 1789 words, 7 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Topi

Topi (disambiguation)

can refer to: a cap in Nepali and other South Asian Sanskrit and Dravidian based languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, and Tamil. | Topi, an antelope species of the genus Damaliscus | Topi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the eastern Swabi District of ... (40 of 203 words, 14 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Topi (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

topi [mammal] | tsessebe [synonym] | sassaby [synonym]

one of Africa's most common and most widespread antelopes. It's a member of the tribe Alcelaphini, which also includes the blesbok, hartebeest, and ... (23 of 554 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/599612​/topi

Wiktionary:

topi

An antelope of the species Damaliscus korrigum. (7 of 9 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/topi

Collins Dictionary:

topi | topis [plural] | topees [plural] | topee | pith helmet [sense-specific]

an antelope, "Damaliscus korrigum", of grasslands and semideserts of Africa, having angular curved horns and an elongated muzzle | another name for ... (21 of 298 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/topi

Columbia Encyclopedia:

damalisk | Hunter's hartebeest | korrigum

name for African antelopes of the genus "Damaliscus", closely related to the hartebeest. Damalisks are slenderly built and rather horselike in form; ... (22 of 228 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0814554​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

topi [entry 1] | topis [plural] | topees [plural] | topee

short for "sola topi". | [Indian] : a hat or cap (10 of 49 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/topi

topi [entry 2] | Damaliscus lunatus [species] | topis [related]

a large African antelope related to the hartebeests, with a pattern of bold black patches on a reddish coat, and thick ridged horns.; Damaliscus ... (24 of 67 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/topi--2

American Heritage Dictionary:

topi | topis [plural] | topees [plural] | Damaliscus lunatus [species, sense-specific] | Damaliscus lunatus topi [subspecies, species, sense-specific] | topee [subspecies, species, sense-specific]

A pith helmet worn for protection against sun and heat. | A sassaby of eastern Africa having a glossy dark brown coat. (21 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/topi

Macmillan British Dictionary:

topi [countable] | topis [plural] | topee

a light hard hat with a brim that is worn in hot countries to protect you from the sun (19 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/topi

Merriam-Webster:

topi | topis [plural] | Damaliscus lunatus [species] | Damaliscus korrigum [synonym, species]

a sub-Saharan antelope having a glossy usually reddish-brown coat with purplish-black and yellowish markings (14 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/topi

Cambridge Dictionary:

pith helmet | topee | topi

a large hard white hat worn to give protection from the sun. It was worn in the past by Europeans who were in hot countries. (25 of 32 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pith-helmet

Random House Dictionary:

topi | topis [plural] | Damaliscus lunatus [species, sense-specific] | topee [synonym, sense-specific]

topee | "topi" : an antelope of east-central Africa, having bluish-black and yellow markings. (13 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/topi

New World Dictionary:

topee | topi

in India, a hat or cap, especially a pith helmet worn as a sunshade (14 of 23 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/topee

Encarta Dictionary:

pith helmet | pith helmets [plural] | topee [dress] | topees [dress, plural] | topi [dress]

a lightweight hat made from dried pith or some other material, worn in hot climates to protect the head, face, and the back of the neck from strong ... (28 of 40 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861726531​/definition​.html  [offline]

topi [entry 1] | topis [plural] | Damaliscus lunatus [species]

an antelope that has curved horns, a long muzzle, and bluish black and yellow markings. It's said to be the fastest of all the antelopes. Native to: ... (27 of 54 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861720916​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

topi | topis [plural] | topees [plural] | topee

First use: 19th century

Origin: from an African language | from Hindi: hat | from Hindi topī hat

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/topi

American Heritage Dictionary:

topi | topis [plural] | topees [plural]

Origin: Hindi ṭopī, hat. | Probably of Swahili origin.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/topi

Merriam-Webster:

topi | topis [plural]

First use: 1894

Origin: perhaps from Swahili

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/topi

Oxford Dictionary:

topi [entry 1] | topis [plural] | topees [plural] | topee

Origin: Hindi ṭopī "hat"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/topi

topi [entry 2]

First use: late 19th century

Origin: Mende

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/topi--2

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

topi | topis [plural] | topees [plural] | topee

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "topi"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "topi"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/topi

Macmillan British Dictionary:

topi [countable] | topis [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "topi"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/topi

Macmillan American Dictionary:

topi [countable] | topis [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "topi"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/topi

the Free Dictionary:

topi

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "topi"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "topi"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "topi" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/topi

Google Dictionary:

topi | topis [plural] | topees [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "topi"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=topi

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

topi

Audio: North American pronunciation of "topi"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=topee​002 word=topi

topi

Audio: North American pronunciation of "topi"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=topee​001 word=topi

topi

Audio: North American pronunciation of "topi"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=topi​0001 word=topi

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