Tipple

  • 1 Tipple — can mean:* Coal tipple, a structure used for loading coal into railroad cars * Tipple (musical instrument) * Tipple a Welsh surname. * Slang term for alcoholic beverageAs a last name Tipple may also refer to:* Gordon Tipple * Nathan Tipple …

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  • 2 Tipple — Tip ple, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tippled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tippling}.] [From tip a small end, or a word akin to it; cf. Norw. tipla to tipple, to drip, Prov. E. tip, tiff, tift, a draught of liquor, dial. G. zipfeln to eat and drink in small parts …

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  • 3 Tipple — Tip ple, n. Liquor taken in tippling; drink. [1913 Webster] Pulque, the national tipple of Mexico. S. B. Griffin. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 tipple — tipple1 [tip′əl] vi., vt. tippled, tippling [prob. back form. < ME tipelar, tavern keeper < ?] to drink (alcoholic liquor) habitually n. alcoholic liquor tippler n. ☆ tipple2 [tip′əl ] n. [< obs. tipple, freq. of TIP …

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  • 5 Tipple — Tip ple, v. t. 1. To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess. [1913 Webster] Himself, for saving charges, A peeled, sliced onions eats, and tipples verjuice. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay. [1913… …

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  • 6 Tipple — Tip ple, n. [Cf. 3d {Tip}.] An apparatus by which loaded cars are emptied by tipping; also, the place where such tipping is done. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

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  • 7 tipple — index carouse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 tipple — (v.) 1530s, sell alcoholic liquor by retail, of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Norw. dial. tipla to drink slowly or in small quantities ). Meaning drink (alcoholic beverage) too much is first attested 1550s. Related:… …

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  • 9 Tipple — A compact bundle of handfuls of machine hackled flax, formed by crossing the pieces alternately one over the other …

    Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 10 tipple — ► VERB ▪ drink alcohol regularly. ► NOUN informal ▪ an alcoholic drink …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 tipple — 1. n. liquor; strong liquor. □ This is mighty fine tipple. □ A little more tipple, Tom? 2. tv. & in. to drink liquor; to sip at a vessel of liquor. □ He’s been tippling beer since early morning. □ …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 12 tipple — I UK [ˈtɪp(ə)l] / US noun [countable] Word forms tipple : singular tipple plural tipples informal an alcoholic drink that you drink regularly II UK [ˈtɪp(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms tipple : present tense I/you/we/they tipple… …

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  • 13 tipple — [[t]tɪ̱p(ə)l[/t]] tipples N COUNT: usu supp N A person s tipple is the alcoholic drink that they usually drink. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL] My favourite tipple is a glass of port …

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  • 14 tipple — I. verb (tippled; tippling) Etymology: back formation from obsolete tippler alehouse keeper, from Middle English tipler Date: 1560 intransitive verb to drink liquor especially by habit or to excess transitive verb to drink (liquor) especially… …

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  • 15 tipple — tipple1 /tip euhl/, v., tippled, tippling, n. v.i. 1. to drink intoxicating liquor, esp. habitually or to some excess. v.t. 2. to drink (intoxicating liquor), esp. repeatedly, in small quantities. n. 3. intoxicating liquor. [1490 1500; back… …

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  • 16 tipple — tip|ple [ˈtıpəl] n informal sb s favourite tipple someone s favourite alcoholic drink …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 tipple — tip|ple1 [ tıpl ] noun count INFORMAL an alcoholic drink that you drink regularly tipple tip|ple 2 [ tıpl ] verb intransitive INFORMAL to drink alcohol …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 tipple —    an intoxicating drink    Probably, despite its venerable ancestry, from tip, which meant beer:     Helpers had brought in the drinks and bits. Do dig into the tipple, said Serena. (Bradbury, 1976)    A tippler, who today drinks alcohol to… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 19 tipple — noun informal especially BrE favourite tipple someone s favourite alcoholic drink …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 tipple — I tip•ple [[t]ˈtɪp əl[/t]] v. pled, pling, n. 1) to drink liquor, esp. to excess 2) to drink (liquor), esp. repeatedly and in small quantities 3) liquor; alcohol • Etymology: 1490–1500; back formation from ME tipeler tapster, bartender =tipel tap …

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