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Word of the Day 01/13/20 Atiptoe

Atiptoe (adverb, adjective)
atiptoe [ uh-tip-toh ]


adverb, adjective
1. standing or walking on tiptoe (usually used predicatively).
2. eagerly expectant, as anticipating a desired event or arrival: waiting atiptoe for the mail.
3. moving with caution or stealth, as avoiding calling attention to one's presence: She walked atiptoe through the sleeping house.


Origin: First recorded in 1570–80; a- + tiptoe

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