tippler

1 [tip-ler]
noun
a person who tipples intoxicating liquor.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see tipple1, -er1

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tippler

2 [tip-ler]
noun
a person who works at a tipple, especially at a mine.

Origin:
1825–35; tipple2 + -er1

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tipple1 (ˈtɪpəl)
 
vb
1.  to make a habit of taking (alcoholic drink), esp in small quantities
 
n
2.  alcoholic drink
 
[C15: back formation from obsolete tippler tapster, of unknown origin]
 
'tippler1
 
n

tippler (ˈtɪplə)
 
n
1.  Also called: high-flying tippler a variety of domestic pigeon bred mainly for flying
2.  Usual name: show tippler a domestic fancy pigeon of a smaller rounder type kept mainly for exhibition
 
[C19: from tipple² + -er1]

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tippler definition


  1. n.
    a tavern keeper. : John is the best tippler this place has ever seen. Tip me another, John.
  2. n.
    a drunkard. : Uncle Ben was a tippler—a harmless one. , He started drinking at fifteen and has been a tippler ever since.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
She must have no nurse or maid of light carriage, or who is talkative, or a tippler.
Flight performance, energetics and water turnover of tippler pigeons with a harness and dorsal load.
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