tipples

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tipple \Tip"ple\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Tippled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tippling}.] [From tip a small end, or a word akin to it; cf. Norw. tipla to tipple, to drip, Prov. E. tip, tiff, tift, a draught of liquor, dial. G. zipfeln to eat and drink in small parts. See {Tip} a point, and cf. {Tipsy}.] 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.

Few of those who were summoned left their homes, and those few generally found it more agreeable to tipple in alehouses than to pace the streets. --Macaulay.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tipple \Tip"ple\, verb (used with an object)

1. To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess.

Himself, for saving charges, A peeled, sliced onions eats, and tipples verjuice. --Dryden.

2. To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tipple \Tip"ple\, noun Liquor taken in tippling; drink.

Pulque, the national tipple of Mexico. --S. B. Griffin.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tipple \Tip"ple\, noun [Cf. 3d {Tip}.] An apparatus by which loaded cars are emptied by tipping; also, the place where such tipping is done. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tipple

noun

1: a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft" [syn: {draft}, {draught}, {potation}, {tipple}]

verb

1: drink moderately but regularly; "We tippled the cognac" [syn: {tipple}, {bib}]


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