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tippler1

[tip-ler] /ˈtɪp lər/
noun
1.
a person who tipples intoxicating liquor.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see tipple1, -er1

tippler2

[tip-ler] /ˈtɪp lər/
noun
1.
a person who works at a tipple, especially at a mine.
Origin
1825-35; tipple2 + -er1
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for tippler

tippler

/ˈtɪplə/
noun (sometimes capital)
1.
Also called high-flying tippler. a variety of domestic pigeon bred mainly for flying
2.
a domestic fancy pigeon of a smaller rounder type kept mainly for exhibition Usual name show tippler
Word Origin
C19: from tipple² + -er1
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Word Origin and History for tippler
n.

late 14c., "seller of alcoholic liquors," agent noun from tipple. In the sense of "habitual drinker" it dates from 1570s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for tippler

tippler

noun

A relatively restrained drinker of alcohol

[1580+; orig a tavernkeeper]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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