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1tipple

verb tip·ple \ˈti-pəl\

: to drink alcohol

tip·pledtip·pling \-p(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of TIPPLE

intransitive verb
:  to drink liquor especially by habit or to excess
transitive verb
:  to drink (liquor) especially continuously in small amounts
tip·pler \-p(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of TIPPLE

  1. <I do tipple now and then.>

Origin of TIPPLE

back-formation from obsolete tippler alehouse keeper, from Middle English tipler
First Known Use: 1560

Related to TIPPLE

Synonyms
bib, booze, guzzle, liquor (up), lush (up) [slang], soak, drink

Rhymes with TIPPLE

2tipple

noun

Definition of TIPPLE

1
:  drink 1
2
:  drink 2

First Known Use of TIPPLE

1581

Rhymes with TIPPLE

3tipple

noun

Definition of TIPPLE

1
:  a place where or an apparatus by which cars (as for coal) are loaded or emptied
2
:  a coal-screening plant

Origin of TIPPLE

English dialect tipple to tip over, frequentative of English 1tip
First Known Use: 1880

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