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A person's tipple is the alcoholic drink that they usually drink. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL]

My favourite tipple is a glass of port.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • Tipple — Tip ple, n. Liquor taken in tippling; drink. [1913 Webster] Pulque, the national tipple of Mexico. S. B. Griffin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tipple — tipple1 [tip′əl] vi., vt. tippled, tippling [prob. back form. < ME tipelar, tavern keeper < ?] to drink (alcoholic liquor) habitually n. alcoholic liquor tippler n. ☆ tipple2 [tip′əl ] n. [< obs. tipple, freq. of TIP …   English World dictionary

  • Tipple — Tip ple, v. t. 1. To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess. [1913 Webster] Himself, for saving charges, A peeled, sliced onions eats, and tipples verjuice. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tipple — Tip ple, n. [Cf. 3d {Tip}.] An apparatus by which loaded cars are emptied by tipping; also, the place where such tipping is done. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tipple — index carouse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tipple — (v.) 1530s, sell alcoholic liquor by retail, of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Norw. dial. tipla to drink slowly or in small quantities ). Meaning drink (alcoholic beverage) too much is first attested 1550s. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

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