Definition of Tipple

1. Noun. A serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg. "They served beer on draft"

Exact synonyms: Draft, Draught, Potation
Specialized synonyms: Quaff
Generic synonyms: Drink



2. Verb. Drink moderately but regularly. "We tippled the cognac"
Exact synonyms: Bib
Generic synonyms: Booze, Drink, Fuddle
Derivative terms: Tippler

Definition of Tipple

1. v. i. To drink spirituous or strong liquors habitually; to indulge in the frequent and improper used of spirituous liquors; especially, to drink frequently in small quantities, but without absolute drunkeness.

2. v. t. To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess.

3. n. Liquor taken in tippling; drink.

4. n. An apparatus by which loaded cars are emptied by tipping; also, the place where such tipping is done.

Definition of Tipple

1. Noun. An area near the entrance of mines which is used to load and unload coal ¹

2. Noun. (rail transport) An apparatus for unloading railroad freight cars by tipping them; the place where this is done ¹

3. Noun. (slang) Any alcoholic drink ¹

4. Verb. To sell alcoholic liquor by retail. (defdate from earlier 16th c.) ¹

5. Verb. To drink too much alcohol. (defdate from mid-16th c.) ¹

6. Verb. To drink alcohol regularly or habitually, but not to excess. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tipple

1. to drink alcoholic beverages [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tipple

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tipper truck
tippers
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tipping fee
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tipping point
tipping points
tippings
tippity runs
tipple (current term)
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tippler
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tippytoe
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tippytoes
tipranavir
tipranavir disodium
tiprenolol hydrochloride

Literary usage of Tipple

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1918)
"The steel tipple building and head frame are covered with No. 18 galvanized corrugated steel ... Detail plans of the tipple structure are given in Fig. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"In doing so, he used the rails taken from the tipple track. On July 1, 1919, the date of the purchase of the railway, and after the rails had been taken ..."

3. Handbook of Mining Details (1912)
"A distinctive feature in this tipple, however, is the bumping-block arrangement ... The tipple is made of 8X 8- in. timbers, securely tied together and ..."

4. The Design of Mine Structures by Milo Smith Ketchum (1912)
"PLAN OF tipple TRACKS, CARDIFF COAL tipple. The plans of the tracks in the Cardiff No. 2 tipple are shown in Fig. 128. The coal cars are hoisted on a double ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1907)
"20 for the tipple scales. There is not, however, the need for as rapid weighing on the track scales as in the tipple. Consequently, these scales need not ..."

6. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"The steel tipple building and head frame are covered with No. 18 galvanized corrugated steel ... Detail plans of the tipple structure are given in Fig. ..."

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