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tippler 1

Line breaks: tip|pler
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪplə/

noun

A habitual drinker of alcohol.
Example sentences
  • Furtive and nimble tipplers and topers nightly dodged through alleys and back yards under the noses of the flashlamp-carrying guards.
  • ‘By recognizing such a pretence, as a legitimate apology,’ he declared, ‘we authorize the tippler to tipple on.’
  • Although he was not a ‘habitual tippler,’ or a rake, or a ‘lying Rogue’ but rather gave the appearance of a refined sensitive man, Sandy had few of the other positive attributes in Monro's list.
Synonyms
drinker, serious drinker, hard drinker, problem drinker, alcoholic;
US informal juicehead
Australian/New Zealand informal hophead
archaic toper
vulgar slang piss artist

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting a retailer of alcoholic liquor): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with tippler

stippler

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tippler 2 Syllabification: tip·pler
Pronunciation:
/ˈtip(ə)lər/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

A person who operates or works at a tipple, especially at a mine.

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tippler 3 Line breaks: tip|pler
Pronunciation: /ˈtɪplə/

noun

A revolving frame or cage in which a truck is inverted to discharge its load.
Example sentences
  • A surveyor and engineer, he built coal tipples and air shafts for the mining industry.

Origin

Early 19th century: from dialect tipple 'tumble over' + -er1.

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