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 6, 2009
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A tip made by pro's in a certain field/area of reality.

Protips are generally tips designed to help an individual with a task, by describing how to make it easier, ways to cut corners without damaging the final product, and little tricks that have been found to do the task or make it easier/better.

Protips are also confused with/share common idea with life hacks. Don't be confused, life hacks are for life; and Protips are for everything you do in your life.

Found quite commonly on Infographics or 4chan.
Protip: Want to make your essay look longer? Increase the font size from 12 to 12.5 (no more, or its obvious), Move the margins out by 1/8th of an inch, and increase punctuation (full stops and commars are hardest to notice) size to 13 or 14. You have now added half a page to a page extra.
by el-granto October 18, 2011
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Obvious advice sarcastically presented as sage wisdom.
Protip - don't call the cops reporting your weed stolen.
by Matt F . February 2, 2009
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A tip intended to convert a novice to an expert.
PROTIP: To defeat the Cyberdemon, shoot at it until it dies.
by Zoni Nation January 7, 2008
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A joke made by the Phandom, from the video 'Glitter Faces' by DanAndPhilCRAFTS.
It's the april fools joke of 2016 and the evolution of "Don't Cry, CRAFT!"
Posted on every comment on every video of youtube to annoy non-phandom members.
Person 1: "Hey, cool jacket dude!"
Person 2: "Agreed."
Phandom member (aka. in this case Me): "PROTIP"
by PhilsGrassFlops April 3, 2016
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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 April 9, 2016
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n. to distill important knowledge about a subject and share it with those new to said subject.

often used in internet forums to criticize new members if they break the forum rules.
New member: hey everybody! a/s/l??
Experienced member: protip: this forum is ALL male.
by Shifty Eyed Goat October 12, 2004
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