Definition of tipple in English:


Line breaks: tip¦ple
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪp(ə)l


[no object]
  • 2 (it tipples down, it is tippling down, etc.) British informal Rain heavily: it was tippling down with rain


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  • An alcoholic drink: she drank several glasses of sherry, her favourite tipple
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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.
    alcoholic drink, strong drink, drink, liquor, intoxicant; beverage, liquid refreshment; drop, dram, draught, swallow, sip, gulp, nip, tot, bracer, chaser
    informal booze, hard stuff, hooch, poison, tincture, libation, swig, slug, glug, swill, snifter
    informal , • dated quaff


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

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