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tip·ple 1

 (tĭp′əl)
tr. & intr.v. tip·pled, tip·pling, tip·ples
To drink (alcoholic liquor) or engage in such drinking, especially habitually or to excess.
n.
Alcoholic liquor.

[Perhaps back-formation from Middle English tipeler, bartender.]

tip′pler n.

tip·ple 2

 (tĭp′əl)
n.
1.
a. An apparatus for unloading freight cars by tipping them.
b. The place where this is done.
2. A place for screening coal and loading it into trucks or railroad cars.

[From dialectal tipple, to overturn, frequentative of tip.]

tipple

(ˈtɪpəl)
vb
to make a habit of taking (alcoholic drink), esp in small quantities
n
alcoholic drink
[C15: back formation from obsolete tippler tapster, of unknown origin]
ˈtippler n

tipple

(ˈtɪpəl)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a device for overturning ore trucks, mine cars, etc, so that they discharge their load
2. (Automotive Engineering) a place at which such trucks are tipped and unloaded
vb
dialect Northern English to fall or cause to fall
[C19: from tipple to overturn, from tip2]

tip•ple1

(ˈtɪp əl)

v. -pled, -pling,
n. v.i.
1. to drink liquor, esp. to excess.
v.t.
2. to drink (liquor), esp. repeatedly and in small quantities.
n.
3. liquor; alcohol.
[1490–1500; back formation from Middle English tipeler tapster, bartender =tipel- tap2 (compare Dutch tepel teat) + -er -er1; compare tipsy]
tip′pler, n.

tip•ple2

(ˈtɪp əl)

n.
1. a device that tilts a freight car to dump its contents.
2. a place where loaded cars are emptied by tipping.
3. a structure where coal is cleaned and loaded in railroad cars or trucks.
[1875–80, Amer.; n. use of dial. tipple to tumble, frequentative of tip2; see -le]

tipple


Past participle: tippled
Gerund: tippling

Imperative
tipple
tipple
Present
I tipple
you tipple
he/she/it tipples
we tipple
you tipple
they tipple
Preterite
I tippled
you tippled
he/she/it tippled
we tippled
you tippled
they tippled
Present Continuous
I am tippling
you are tippling
he/she/it is tippling
we are tippling
you are tippling
they are tippling
Present Perfect
I have tippled
you have tippled
he/she/it has tippled
we have tippled
you have tippled
they have tippled
Past Continuous
I was tippling
you were tippling
he/she/it was tippling
we were tippling
you were tippling
they were tippling
Past Perfect
I had tippled
you had tippled
he/she/it had tippled
we had tippled
you had tippled
they had tippled
Future
I will tipple
you will tipple
he/she/it will tipple
we will tipple
you will tipple
they will tipple
Future Perfect
I will have tippled
you will have tippled
he/she/it will have tippled
we will have tippled
you will have tippled
they will have tippled
Future Continuous
I will be tippling
you will be tippling
he/she/it will be tippling
we will be tippling
you will be tippling
they will be tippling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tippling
you have been tippling
he/she/it has been tippling
we have been tippling
you have been tippling
they have been tippling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tippling
you will have been tippling
he/she/it will have been tippling
we will have been tippling
you will have been tippling
they will have been tippling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tippling
you had been tippling
he/she/it had been tippling
we had been tippling
you had been tippling
they had been tippling
Conditional
I would tipple
you would tipple
he/she/it would tipple
we would tipple
you would tipple
they would tipple
Past Conditional
I would have tippled
you would have tippled
he/she/it would have tippled
we would have tippled
you would have tippled
they would have tippled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tipple - a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a kegtipple - a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"
quaff - a hearty draft
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
Verb1.tipple - drink moderately but regularlytipple - drink moderately but regularly; "We tippled the cognac"
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"

tipple

noun
1. alcohol, drink, booze (informal), poison (informal), liquor, John Barleycorn My favourite tipple is a glass of port.
verb
1. drink, imbibe, tope, indulge (informal), swig, quaff, take a drink, bevvy (dialect), bend the elbow (informal), go on the piss (taboo slang) You may be tempted to tipple unobserved.

tipple

verb
To take alcoholic liquor, especially excessively or habitually:
Informal: nip, soak.
Slang: booze, lush, tank up.
Idioms: bend the elbow, hit the bottle .
Translations
paukkutissutellavaununkaatolaite

tipple

[ˈtɪpl] (Brit)
A. N his tipple is Cointreauél bebe Cointreau
what's your tipple?¿qué quieres tomar?
B. VIempinar el codo

tipple

[ˈtɪpəl] (British)
vipicoler
n
to have a tipple → boire un petit coup

tipple

(esp Brit inf)
n he enjoys a tippleer trinkt ganz gerne mal einen; gin is his tippleer trinkt am liebsten Gin
vi(ganz schön) süffeln (inf), → picheln (inf)

tipple

[ˈtɪpl] (fam)
1. ndrink m inv preferito to have a tipplebere un bicchierino
2. visbevazzare
References in classic literature ?
The fact that this young woman had never moistened the selvedge edge of her soul with a less plebeian tipple than champagne, had a marked and subduing effect on Harris.
Then, as Little John gathered his breath for a new verse, "How, now," roared forth the fat Brother, his voice coming from him like loud thunder from a little cloud, "thou naughty fellow, is this a fit place for one in thy garb to tipple and sing profane songs?
Nay," quoth Little John, "sin' I cannot tipple and sing, like Your Worship's reverence, in such a goodly place as Fountain Abbey, I must e'en tipple and sing where I can.
To tipple, booze, swill, soak, guzzle, lush, bib, or swig.
So the little fellow came down every evening in spite of his cross mamma, and learned to tipple wine like papa, to swear like Mr.
It has taken me all these years to find my tipple, Bunny; but here it is, my panacea, my elixir, my magic philtre
The drink first took off when the Rolling Stones adopted tequila sunrise as their tipple on a 1970s US tour.
Vintage Tipple won both her races at two and ran only once at three before going for the Oaks.
Abu Dhabi - The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, or ADIA, said on Wednesday that it has appointed Brian Tipple as its first Global Head of External Equities, effective immediately.
Tipple, previously chief investment officer at US-based Key Private Bank, will help to develop and implement strategy for Adia's external equities department and oversee all externally managed portfolios, a statement from the fund said on Wednesday.
Tipple joins ADIA after a long career in the financial sector.
Tipple and awarded him more than $450,000 in damages, which included $250,000 in punitive damages.