tipples

tipple

1 [tip-uhl]
verb (used without object), tippled, tippling.
1.
to drink intoxicating liquor, especially habitually or to some excess.
verb (used with object), tippled, tippling.
2.
to drink (intoxicating liquor), especially repeatedly, in small quantities.
noun
3.
intoxicating liquor.

Origin:
1490–1500; back formation from Middle English tipeler tapster, equivalent to tipel- tap2 (cognate with Dutch tepel teat) + -er -er1; cf. tipsy

untippled, adjective
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tipple

2 [tip-uhl]
noun
1.
a device that tilts or overturns a freight car to dump its contents.
2.
a place where loaded cars are emptied by tipping.
3.
Mining. a structure where coal is cleaned and loaded in railroad cars or trucks.

Origin:
1875–80, Americanism; noun use of dial. tipple to tumble, frequentative of tip2; see -le

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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

tipple2 (ˈtɪpəl)
 
n
1.  a device for overturning ore trucks, mine cars, etc, so that they discharge their load
2.  a place at which such trucks are tipped and unloaded
 
vb
3.  dialect (Northern English) to fall or cause to fall
 
[C19: from tipple to overturn, from tip²]

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tipple
1531, "sell alcoholic liquor by retail," of unknown origin, possibly from a Scand. source (e.g. Norw. dial. tipla "to drink slowly or in small quantities"). Meaning "drink (alcoholic beverage) too much" is first attested 1560. Tippler "seller of alcoholic liquors" is from 1396; in the sense of "habitual
drinker" it dates from 1580.
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