Etymology
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topping (n.)

"an act of putting a top on," c. 1500, verbal noun from top (v.). Meaning "an act of cutting the top off" is from 1510s. Meaning "top layer of a food" is from 1839,

updated on February 12, 2014

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Definitions of topping from WordNet
1
topping (n.)
a flavorful addition on top of a dish;
2
topping (adj.)
excellent; best possible;
Synonyms: top-flight / top-hole
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.