Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Repayment in kind, as for an injury; retaliation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. equivalent retribution, an eye for an eye, returning exactly what you get.
  • n. hat.
  • adj. Having the characteristic of returning bad for bad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An equivalent; retaliation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an equivalent given in return

Etymologies

Probably alteration of tip for tap.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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