I was doing a matching exercise in my English textbook.

Question - Who's ready for topper?

Answer- Would anyone like refill on their coffee?

Does topper mean refill?

I couldn't find any dictionaries saying that.

Thank you~


Topper is the name of a character in an old American TV series. Topper is haunted by a ghost, creating some very funny situations.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topper_(TV_series )

pen slide 883Who's ready for a topper?
pen slide 883Does topper mean refill?

Not exactly. It's not a complete refill of an empty cup. It's additional coffee to fill the cup after some of the coffee has already been drunk.

It can also mean something additional on top of the coffee (or tea or cocoa or whatever), as in "Would you like a topper of whipped cream on that?"

It may be regional because I haven't found that definition in a dictionary. I just know it because I've heard it.


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I am an American. I have never seen that in print before, and I have never heard it. It does not appear in the OED or any other dictionary I could find. It might be regional somewhere, I guess.

You can "top up" a cup of coffee by adding some to a partially drunk one, so "Who's ready for a top-up?" is possible.

Thank you so much for your explanation.


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Thank you~

I will check it.

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Thank you so much !!!

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