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.
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An alcoholic drink.
- 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.
late 15th century (in the sense 'sell (alcoholic drink) at retail'): back-formation from tippler1.
early 19th century: from dialect tipple 'tumble over'.