What does topper mean?

Definitions for topper
ˈtɒp ərtop·per

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word topper.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. toppernoun

    a worker who makes or adds the top to something

  2. toppernoun

    a worker who cuts tops off (of trees or vegetables etc.)

  3. best, toppernoun

    the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others

    "he could beat the best of them"

  4. toppernoun

    an exceedingly good witticism that surpasses all that have gone before

  5. toppernoun

    a woman's short coat

  6. dress hat, high hat, opera hat, silk hat, stovepipe, top hat, topper, beavernoun

    a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur


  1. toppernoun

    Something that is on top.

  2. toppernoun

    A top hat.

  3. toppernoun

    Something for removing the top of something.

  4. toppernoun

    Something that exceeds those previous in a series, as a joke or prank.

  5. toppernoun

    A single-handed dinghy, 11 foot (3.6 metres) in length, with only one sail.

  6. toppernoun

    Head, chief.


  1. topper

    A topper is someone or something that ranks at the top or outperforms others in a specific field or activity. It can refer to a student who scores the highest in a class or exam, a cover used to protect or enhance the appearance of something (like a mattress topper or cake topper), or a specific kind of lightweight hat. The particular meaning depends on the context in which the word is used.


  1. Topper

    Topper is an American comedy film starring Constance Bennett and Cary Grant which tells the story of a stuffy, stuck-in-his-ways man who is haunted by the ghosts of a fun-loving married couple. The film was adapted by Eric Hatch, Jack Jevne and Eddie Moran from the novel by Thorne Smith. The movie was directed by Norman Z. McLeod, produced by Hal Roach, and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The supporting cast includes Roland Young, Billie Burke, and Eugene Pallette. Topper was a huge hit with film audiences in the summer of 1937; since Cary Grant had a percentage deal on the film, he made quite a bit of money on the film's success. Topper was followed by the sequels Topper Takes a Trip and Topper Returns. There was a television series, which premiered in 1953 and ran for two seasons, starring Leo G. Carroll, Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys. In 1973, a television pilot for a proposed new series Topper Returns was produced, starring Roddy McDowall, Stefanie Powers and John Fink. A TV movie remake, Topper was also produced starring Kate Jackson, Jack Warden and Andrew Stevens. Nearly Departed, a short-lived American TV series of the 1980s starring Eric Idle of Monty Python fame, was based on the same premise.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Topper is ranked #11555 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Topper surname appeared 2,720 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Topper.

    94.6% or 2,575 total occurrences were White.
    1.6% or 44 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 29 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of topper in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of topper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of topper in a Sentence

  1. William Wegman:

    Topper didn't seem like a little boy's name. Wendell seemed to suit the look, how could you not do a book about her?

  2. Adam Smith:

    I still believed the box contained a wedding cake topper. That's just what I assumed.

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