There are 2 definitions of tipple in English:

tipple1

Syllabification: tip·ple
Pronunciation: /ˈtipəl
 
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verb

[no object]
  • Drink alcohol, especially habitually: those who liked to tipple and gamble
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    • As most readers may guess, I occasionally tipple, imbibe, or more accurately… consume copious amounts of alcoholic beverages from the high heel pumps of women of ill repute.
    • This is the drink the movers and shakers are sure to be seen tippling at sporting venues throughout the world.
    • These award-winning ales have been sunk in Helsinki, knocked back in New York and tippled in Tokyo.

noun

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  • An alcoholic drink.
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    • Today, he should be enjoying a well-earned retirement, putting his feet up by the pool in his garden and enjoying a rum and Coke, his favourite tipple, as a sundowner.
    • Some boats make an additional charge for all pre-packaged drinks, whereas others charge extra only for alcoholic tipples.
    • After that, they enjoyed a night together with a glass of their favourite tipples - whisky and lemonade for Freda, rum and peppermint for Ron.

Origin

late 15th century (in the sense 'sell (alcoholic drink) at retail'): back-formation from tippler1.

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There are 2 definitions of tipple in English:

tipple2

Syllabification: tip·ple
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈtipəl/

noun

  • 1A revolving frame or cage in which a truck or freight car is inverted to discharge its load.
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    • A surveyor and engineer, he built coal tipples and air shafts for the mining industry.
  • 1.1A place where loads from a tipple, especially from a coal mine, are dumped.
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    • The mine tipple stood at Scarlet, WVa., at the end of the Trace Fork Subdivision south of Holden.

Origin

early 19th century: from dialect tipple 'tumble over'.

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