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noun [countable] hat tip pronunciation in British English /ˈhæt ˌtɪp/
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singularhat tip
pluralhat tips

or h/t

  1. something that you say, especially when writing on the Internet, to show that you are grateful to someone for giving you information
    hat tip to: Hat tip to Twitter follower DJSerQet for the reco!
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the buying and selling of human organs

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