tipple

verb
tip·​ple | \ ˈti-pəl How to pronounce tipple (audio) \
tippled; tippling\ ˈti-​p(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce tipple (audio) \

Definition of tipple

 (Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to drink liquor especially by habit or to excess

transitive verb

: to drink (liquor) especially continuously in small amounts

tipple

noun (1)

Definition of tipple (Entry 2 of 3)

tipple

noun (2)

Definition of tipple (Entry 3 of 3)

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

Other Words from tipple

Verb

tippler \ ˈti-​p(ə-​)lər How to pronounce tipple (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for tipple

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun (1)

Antonyms: Noun (1)

  • nonintoxicant
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Examples of tipple in a Sentence

Verb I do tipple now and then.

First Known Use of tipple

Verb

1560, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (1)

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tipple

Verb

back-formation from obsolete tippler alehouse keeper, from Middle English tipler

Noun (2)

English dialect tipple to tip over, frequentative of English tip entry 1

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tipping point

tipple

tippling house

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“Tipple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tipple. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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