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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.]

tippler

(ˈtɪplə)
n (sometimes capital)
1. (Breeds) Also called: high-flying tippler a variety of domestic pigeon bred mainly for flying
2. (Breeds) a domestic fancy pigeon of a smaller rounder type kept mainly for exhibition. Usual name: show tippler
[C19: from tipple2 + -er1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tippler - someone who drinks liquor repeatedly in small quantities
imbiber, juicer, toper, drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)

tippler

noun
A person who is habitually drunk:
Translations

tippler

[ˈtɪpləʳ] N (Brit) → amante mf de la bebida
he's a bit of a tipplerle gusta tomar un trago de vez en cuando

tippler

n (esp Brit inf) → Schluckspecht m (inf)

tippler

[ˈtɪpləʳ] n (fam) → beone/a
References in classic literature ?
He had, in truth, drunk very little--not a fourth of the quantity which a systematic tippler could carry to church on a Sunday afternoon without a hitch in his eastings of genuflections; but the weakness of Sir John's constitution made mountains of his petty sins in this kind.
This little old man, with a livid face blazoned by the red nose of a tippler and lighted by two gleaming vulture eyes, allowed his gray hair to hang loose under a three-cornered hat, wore breeches with straps that extended beyond the buckles, cotton stockings of mottled thread knitted by his niece, whom he always called "the little Saillard," stout shoes with silver buckles, and a surtout coat of mixed colors.
From a distance resounded, deadened, however, by good shutters, the songs of the tipplers, enjoying themselves in the cabarets scattered along the plain.
He then perceived that this man, dressed as a cavalier, had just entered the principal chamber, and was haranguing the tipplers, who all listened to him with the greatest attention.
If you're a particular tippler, this is for you - the Menu Vignon wine thermometer will tell you the temperature of the wine you're about to drink.
DOWN: 1 Pale, 2 Area, 3 Tippler, 4 Unripe, 5 Image, 6 Epic, 7 Diva, 8 Essay, 10 Tepid, 16 Die, 18 Tat, 20 Can, 22 Cut, 24 Disrupt, 25 Tongs, 26 Treble, 28 Board, 30 Inept, 32 Aria, 33 Barn, 34 Boom, 35 Ride.
The winning members were registered nurse (RN) Helen Tippler from Nelson; Julie Browne, an RN from Auckland; enrolled nurse Sheena McKenzie from Reefton; Auckland RN Rudyard Kierful; and RN Raewyn Poyzer from Nuhaka.
The only solution is we have to increase cigarette taxes, a tippler tax and increased taxes,'' Burke said.
Even so, when public drunkenness reached epidemic proportions, the laws passed treated the common man much more harshly than the country-estate tippler.
In addition, Bin Systems have supplied a specially designed bin tippler unit to Asda's Specialist Ambience Centre in Didcot, Oxon.
TIPPLER J Trying Black Lager GLASS ACT n Guinness Master brewer Fergal Murray with Mirror girl Maeve yesterday
Kirkby man Alan Tippler, Richard Latham, of Sandbach in Cheshire, and Jonathon Slee, of the Isle of Man, are barred for three years.