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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.
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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