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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Definitions for tipple

  1. To drink intoxicating liquor, esp. habitually or to some excess.
  2. To drink (intoxicating liquor), esp. repeatedly, in small quantities.
  3. Intoxicating liquor.

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Citations for tipple
Although we're pretty sure that soccer fans will find a way to tipple with or without the council's thumbs-up, it's nice to know that the city's bar owners can get in on the action. Karon Liu, "City May Allow Soccer Fans-to Drink at-10 a.m. During-World Cup," Toronto Life
"I'm so pleased so many people came out today, including many who have never voted before. I will have a quick tipple today then the real work starts on Monday." Rory O'Keeffe, "Conservative Penny Mordaunt swept to victory in Portsmouth North, taking 44 per cent of the vote." Portsmouth News
Origin of tipple
1490-1500
Tipple is a back formation from the Middle English tipeler, "to tap." Tipsy is also related.
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