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toper

[toh-per] /ˈtoʊ pər/
noun
1.
a hard drinker or chronic drunkard.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; tope1 + -er1
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  • The percentage adjustments applied toper-student funding levels in basic state aid formulas can be increased.
Word Origin and History for toper
n.

1670s, from tope!, exclamation used in drinking (1650s), from French or Italian, originally a word of acceptance in a wager, etc. Cf. tope (v.).

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