Acknowledgment to a contributor toward an effort. Often used on blogs to let people know where the idea for the blog post originated.
Hat tip to Steve for sending me the link.

by obscurifer August 6, 2007
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There was a time. A time before planking. A time when the local top-hat reigned supreme. Before Tim Tebow was a glimmer in his parents' eye. A time known as the Age of Hat Tipping. It hearkens back to the days when all a man had to do was reach up and give his hat a slight tip. Whether this be in a photograph or to a friend on the other side of the street was of no concern. In a world of technology and confusion, we need something simple to remind us of the days of old. Something to restore our faith in fellow men and women alike. We need hat tipping.
Dude 1 "Hey guys, let's go planking!"

Dude 2 "No way, that's old, let's go Tebowing!"

Abraham Lincoln "Anything other than hat tipping is for school children."

Dude 1 & Dude 2 (in unison) "sweet manatees, he's right."
by Founding Father November 12, 2012
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A cultural expression of recognition, respect, gratitude, greeting, or simple salutation and acknowledgement between two persons. A nonverbal exchange of words. Also used to give credit to someone or someone's work.
Jim: I just mined all of these bitcoins.
Joe: I tip my hat to you sir. A job well done indeed. You are quite resourceful.

Barry: I just completed my new blog and would like to tip my hat to Garry, who contributed most of the ideas for the dogecoin section, which I had no clue about.

Sabrina: It seemed like he directed a hat tip in my direction, but I cannot be certain of his intentions.
Kelly: He was probs check'n you girl.
by Jazz92293 July 3, 2014
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