Only think of mixing brine with your tipple; or of placing it in a fumarium, to imbibe the flavour of the smoke!
And the beauty of our tipple now is,” said Bob, “that it never does a fellow the least harm.
But Charley, my hearty, we are getting on slowly with the tipple; are they all empty?
Sandeman's '48—the tipple you and I have tasted together for many a year.
A tipple near the drift mouth of the mine belched coal and coal dust day after day.
Oh,” says he, “I have made them so drunk with my Alchoran they need no tipple.
"There's worse places," murmured Dalton, who drank in national flattery as the pleasantest "tipple" after personal.
This place was the "tipple," where the coal that came out of the mine was weighed and recorded.
The moment he has tossed off the tipple, he begins tinkling.
In the course of the long journey to the tipple, some one would change the check, and the car was gone.
1530s, "sell alcoholic liquor by retail," of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Norwegian dialectal tipla "to drink slowly or in small quantities"). Meaning "drink (alcoholic beverage) too much" is first attested 1550s. Related: Tippled; tippling.
A revealing, esp a warning; a particularly useful clue: the tip-off on what's ahead (1901+)