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To offer advice or suggestion to resolve a problem. Often used in context of emphasizing common sense, a very strong opinion, or to belittle/mock a person's point of view.

Likely taken from GamePro magazine, which used the term as early as 1989 in conjunction with screengrabs of video to capture reader's attention to offer advice on completing video games and tying the term into the publication's title.
Protip: Don't raise your voice or joke about guns at the security station in an airport: you're asking for trouble if you do.
by Urban Squirrel January 06, 2009
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A phrase by the Youtubere Dan and Phil
On their April Fools video

A small tip or advice to help you with crafts. The quote plagues the Internet and the phandom makes sure it's in the comments of every YouTube video.
Dill "make sure your sissors are sharp"
Tabitha "PRO-TIP"
by Pixie Wetto May 31, 2016
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A term used to precede an offensive piece of advice, usually intended to lighten the blow. Often used amongst friends within this context.
*In response to a girl kissing him like a mule*
Guy: Yo pro-tip: Kissing doesn't have to be all-or-nothing, it can be a delicate sorta thing.
by Crex March 15, 2018
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A helpful piece of information or advice that may be generally unknown or secret. Originated in GamePro video game magazine.
"Oh, you have Professor McGee? Pro Tip: don't say anything bad about gay marriage in her class; she's a lesbian."
by Quetza1coat1 April 07, 2010
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- an unrelated comment or response to something.
- originating from Dan & Phil's "Glitter Faces" YouTube craft video, wherein they keep saying "protip". And that's when every comment section on YouTube was destroyed.
A: "Her shirt looks amazing."
B: "PROTIP"

A: "John broke up with me and I don't know what to do."
B: "PROTIP"

A: "Don't cry, craft."
B: "PROTIP"
by christiandizon June 17, 2016
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