tippler


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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 ?
The serjeant then acquainted his lieutenant, who was the commanding officer, that they had picked up two fellows in that day's march, one of which, he said, was as fine a man as ever he saw (meaning the tippler), for that he was near six feet, well proportioned, and strongly limbed; and the other (meaning Jones) would do well enough for the rear rank.
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.
'I mean, I restored him to the bosom of the club, and compassionating the feebleness of his health and extreme lowness of his spirits, I recommended him to "take a little wine for his stomach's sake," and, when he was sufficiently re-established, to embrace the media-via, ni-jamais-ni-toujours plan - not to kill himself like a fool, and not to abstain like a ninny - in a word, to enjoy himself like a rational creature, and do as I did; for, don't think, Helen, that I'm a tippler; I'm nothing at all of the kind, and never was, and never shall be.
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.
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.
From a distance resounded, deadened, however, by good shutters, the songs of the tipplers, enjoying themselves in the cabarets scattered along the plain.
Tenders are invited for Transportation of dropped coal from take up of 19a,19b, 20a,20b and other various location of wagon tippler by deploying tractor trolley and jcb machine at wagon tippler, sgtps, birsinghpur.
Staffordshire Police said the coop in Fallowfield, Cannock, was broken into at about 10.30pm on June 5 and the Tippler pigeons were taken, along with a silver electric pedal cycle that was being stored in the space.
"little tippler" drunk on nature--sky, air, flower, and dew.
TIPPLER J Trying Black Lager GLASS ACT n Guinness Master brewer Fergal Murray with Mirror girl Maeve yesterday
In addition, Bin Systems have supplied a specially designed bin tippler unit to Asda's Specialist Ambience Centre in Didcot, Oxon.
Tenders are invited for procurement of mechanical spares for wagon tippler, clamp gear assemblyand capital spare for side arm charger of wagon tippler