• (British, America) IPA: /ˈtɪpəl/

tipple (plural tipples)

  1. An area near the entrance of mines which is used to load and unload coal.
  2. (rail transport) An apparatus for unloading railroad freight cars by tipping them; the place where this is done.
  3. (slang) Any alcoholic drink.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:alcoholic beverage
  • French: carreau
  • German: Kipphalde, Kippstelle, Abladestelle
  • Spanish: era
  • French: benne basculante
  • German: Kippvorrichtung
  • Spanish: volquete
Translations Verb

tipple (tipples, present participle tippling; past and past participle tippled)

  1. To sell alcoholic liquor by retail. [from earlier 16th c.]
  2. (ambitransitive) To drink too much alcohol. [from mid-16th c.]
  3. (intransitive) To drink alcohol regularly or habitually, but not to excess.
    Synonyms: bibble
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 3, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
  4. (transitive) To put up (hay, etc.) in bundles in order to dry it.
  • French: boire comme un Polonais, boire comme un trou
  • Russian: пьянствовать
  • Spanish: beber como un cosaco
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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