tipple

verb
tip·ple | \ˈti-pəl \
tippled; tippling\ˈti-p(ə-)liŋ \

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

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Other Words from tipple

Verb

tippler \ˈti-p(ə-)lər \ noun

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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tipple

verb

English Language Learners Definition of tipple

: to drink alcohol

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