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6 definitions found
 for tipple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tipple \Tip"ple\, v. t.
     1. To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess.
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              Himself, for saving charges,
              A peeled, sliced onions eats, and tipples verjuice.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tipple \Tip"ple\, n.
     Liquor taken in tippling; drink.
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           Pulque, the national tipple of Mexico.   --S. B.
                                                    Griffin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tipple \Tip"ple\, n. [Cf. 3d Tip.]
     An apparatus by which loaded cars are emptied by tipping;
     also, the place where such tipping is done.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tipple \Tip"ple\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tippled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tippling.] [From tip a small end, or a word akin to it; cf.
     Norw. tipla to tipple, to drip, Prov. E. tip, tiff, tift, a
     draught of liquor, dial. G. zipfeln to eat and drink in small
     parts. See Tip a point, and cf. Tipsy.]
     To drink spirituous or strong liquors habitually; to indulge
     in the frequent and improper used of spirituous liquors;
     especially, to drink frequently in small quantities, but
     without absolute drunkeness.
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           Few of those who were summoned left their homes, and
           those few generally found it more agreeable to tipple
           in alehouses than to pace the streets.   --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tipple
      n 1: a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;
           "they served beer on draft" [syn: draft, draught,
           potation, tipple]
      v 1: drink moderately but regularly; "We tippled the cognac"
           [syn: tipple, bib]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "tipple":
     aqua vitae, bib, booze, budge, drain the cup, dram, drink,
     drink bottoms-up, drink deep, drink hard, drink in, drink off,
     drink to, drink up, firewater, follow strong drink, gargle, grog,
     guzzle, hooch, imbibe, juice, knock back, lap, lap up, liquor up,
     nip, pledge, pull, quaff, sip, soak, spirits, suck, suck in,
     suckle, sup, swig, swill, tank up, toast, tope, toss down,
     toss off, wash down
  
  

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