2020-01-07 20:57:54 UTC
Here's a UK usage that I just ran into for the first time - "tipped
for the top." That was a description given for Coco Gauff, the
15-year-old tennis sensation of the 2019 Wimbledon after she
defeated Venus Williams.
I might not have cited "tipped", except that the same
news page, metro.co.uk, used it again in a link to another article.
"Leighton Bennett makes his debut in the BDO World Championship on
Tuesday night with more fanfare than most, because he is just
14-years-old and is being tipped to become one of the greatest
players in the history of darts.
To me, "tipped" suggests the words of a tipster, instead of
being "touted" by a tout. A little different from being predicted.
I wonder if this one has been around for long, and if it
is confined to sports.