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Meaning of TIPPLE

Pronunciation:  'tipul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a serving of drink (usually alcoholic)
  2. [v]  drink moderately but regularly
 

TIPPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: bib, draft, draught, potation
 
 See Also: booze, drink, drink, fuddle, quaff

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tip"ple\, n. [Cf. 3d {Tip}.]
    An apparatus by which loaded cars are emptied by tipping;
    also, the place where such tipping is done.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \Tip"ple\, v. t.
    1. To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess.
    
             Himself, for saving charges, A peeled, sliced onions
             eats, and tipples verjuice.           --Dryden.
    
    2. To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay.
    
    
  4. \Tip"ple\, n.
    Liquor taken in tippling; drink.
    
          Pulque, the national tipple of Mexico.   --S. B.
                                                   Griffin.
    
    
 

 

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