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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Do you remember saying goodbye to him on the wharf with Tim's tiny topi sitting on top of his head to amuse you?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Topi \To"pi\, n. An antelope ( Damaliscus corrigum jimela) having a glossy purplish brown coat. It is related to the blesbok and is native of East Africa. Also, any of various related varieties of other districts south of the Sahara.


n. An antelope of the species (taxlink Damaliscus korrigum species noshow=1).

  1. n. a light-weight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun [syn: pith hat, pith helmet, sun helmet, topee]

  2. a large South African antelope; considered the swiftest hoofed mammal [syn: sassaby, Damaliscus lunatus]


Topis (Damaliscus lunatus jimela) are a highly social and fast antelope species of the genus Damaliscus. Topi is a subspecies of the tsessebe, an African antelope. The species is to be found in the savannas, semi-deserts, and floodplains of sub-Saharan Africa.

Topi (disambiguation)

Topi 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 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan


  • Dhaka topi, a style of hat that is part of the Nepali national dress
  • Bhaad-gaaule, part of Newari traditional dress, and an alternative to the Dhaka topi
  • Topi (cap), or Taqiyah (cap), a short, rounded cap worn by Muslim men
  • Gandhi cap, or Gandhi topi, a white topi worn in India and having political significance
  • Pith helmet, or topi, a lightweight helmet made of cork or pith with a cloth cover
  • Sindhi topi, a style of hat worn in Sindh


  • Bamir Topi (born 1957), former President of the Republic of Albania
  • Teuta Topi (born 1961), former first lady of Albania
  • Topi Helin (born 1978), Finnish professional Thai boxer
  • Topi Mattila (born 1946), Finnish ski jumper
  • Topi Sarparanta (born 1975), Finnish Nordic combined skier

Usage examples of "topi".

Deciding that life was no longer worth living, he walked up to a pride of lions that were gorging themselves on a topi carcass and, striding into their midst, began cursing them and hitting them with his bare hands.

Quella zona era piena di gatti, in parte perché erano utili per controllare la popolazione di topi attorno alle scuderie.