Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
  2. (verb, consumption) drink moderately but regularly

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Synonyms of Tipple

bib, draft, draught, potation

Alternate forms of Tipple

Derivations: tipple, tippler

Hyponyms: quaff

Hypernyms: booze, drink, fuddle

Origin of the word Tipple

  1. 1531, "sell alcoholic liquor by retail," of unknown origin, possibly from a Scand. source (e.g. Norw. dial. tipla "to drink slowly or in small quantities"). Meaning "drink (alcoholic beverage) too much" is first attested 1560. Tippler "seller of alcoholic liquors" is from 1396; in the sense of "habitual drinker" it dates from 1580. more

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