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Tipple meaning

tipple - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. a serving of drink ( usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; " they served beer on draft"
  2. 2. drink moderately but regularly; " We tippled the cognac"
  3. 3. An apparatus by which loaded cars are emptied by tipping; also, the place where such tipping is done.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess.
  6. 6. To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay.
  7. 7. Liquor taken in tippling; drink.
  8. 8. To drink frequently in small quantities.
  9. 9. To drink strong liquors habitually.

tipple - examples of usage

  1. At the end of the little bar a cocher is having his morning tipple, the black brim of his yellow glazed hat resting on his coarse red ears. - "The Real Latin Quarter", F. Berkeley Smith.
  2. Which we thought a strange frolique; but these gallants continued thus a great while, and I wondered to see how the ladies did tipple. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
  3. A strong smell of hot whisky and water always prevailed, and the straggling mahogany table in the centre of the room, whose rickety legs gave way and came off whenever an attempt was made to move it, was covered by small greasy circles, the impressions of the bottoms of tumblers which had been made by the overflowing tipple. - "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.
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