What does "Tip" mean in Australian English?
Context from the Wikipedia article about the Australian White Ibis:
"The birds have also come to be regarded as a problem species in Victoria as a result of their scavenging activities, scattering rubbish from tips and bins in the process."
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks ago
more of a britishism, a non-US word. A tip is a dump in US terms. We dump wastes, but apparently most english people tip them from the truck rather than dump them. So, the place that the dumping or tipping is done is called the dump or the tip.
- bluebellbkkLv 74 weeks ago
This is not only Australian usage. It's the standard word in the UK too. A 'tip' is a site where you can dump rubbish.
A mother might say to her teenage child: "Go and tidy your room - it's a complete tip!"
- sydney19Lv 54 weeks ago
Tip next race
Tip cue snooker
Tip end of something
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
'Tips' from the context sounds like something like what we would call in the US a garbage can.
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- MarkLv 74 weeks ago
In this sense, it means what is called a "landfill" (so named, because collection trucks "tip" their loads into it).
- SatanLv 74 weeks ago
Tip can mean the point of an object, like the tip of a pen
or, it can be the gratuity left for a waiter or barstaff
- LônLv 74 weeks ago
Rubbish tips....garbage tips.....where rubbish/garbage is disposed of in landfill sites.
- Lib.rare.ianLv 74 weeks ago
A tip is a trash disposal site, like a municipal trash dump.