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tipple

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verb tip·ple \ˈti-pəl\

Simple Definition of tipple

  • : to drink alcohol

Full Definition of tipple

tip·pledtip·pling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to drink liquor especially by habit or to excess

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to drink (liquor) especially continuously in small amounts

tip·pler play \-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

Rhymes with tipple


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tipple

noun tip·ple

Definition of tipple

  1. 1 :  drink 1

  2. 2 :  drink 2



1581

First Known Use of tipple

1581


3

tipple

noun tip·ple

Definition of tipple

  1. 1 :  a place where or an apparatus by which cars (as for coal) are loaded or emptied

  2. 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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