A habitual drinker of alcohol.
- 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.
late Middle English (denoting a retailer of alcoholic liquor): of unknown origin.