- 1Drink alcohol, especially habitually: those who liked to tipple and gambleMore example sentences
drink alcohol, drink, have a drink• informal indulge, imbibe, booze, take a drop, wet one's whistle, knock something back, hit the bottle, take to the bottle, crack a bottleBritish • informal bevvyNorth American • informal bend one's elbow• archaic wassail, topedrink, swallow, gulp (down), guzzle, quaff, attack, down, drink up/down, get down, finish off, polish off, drain, empty, wash something down with, have, take, partake of, ingest, consume, sup, sip, lap• informal sink, kill, imbibe, swig, glug, slug, slurp, swill, hit, knock back, dispose of, toss off, get one's laughing gear round• archaic bib
- 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• informal Back to top
- An alcoholic drink: she drank several glasses of sherry, her favourite tippleMore example sentences
- 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) by retail'): back-formation from tippler1.