tip|ple

tip|ple
tip|ple1 «TIHP uhl», verb, -pled, -pling, noun.
–v.t., v.i.
to drink (alcoholic liquor) often or too much: »

I took to the bottle and tried to tipple away my cares (Washington Irving).

–n.
an alcoholic liquor; strong drink.
[origin uncertain. Compare Norwegian tipla drip, tipple.]
tip|ple2 «TIHP uhl», noun. U.S.
1. a mechanism by which freight cars and mining carts are tipped and emptied.
2. a place where such vehicles are emptied by tipping, as in a coal yard or at or near a mine shaft.
[American English apparently < tip2]
tip|ple3 «TIHP uhl», transitive verb, intransitive verb, -pled, -pling.
Dialect. to tip over.
[frequentative of tip2]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ple — ple·iad; ple·i·dae; ple·na·ri·ly; ple·nar·ty; ple·na·ry; ple·ne; ple·ni·lune; ple·nip·o·tence; ple·nip·o·tent; ple·nist; ple·o·chro·ic; ple·och·ro·ism; ple·och·ro·ous; ple·o·cy·to·sis; ple·o·dont; ple·o·mas·tia; ple·o·ma·zia; ple·o·me·tro·sis;… …   English syllables

  • tip — an·tip·a·thist; an·tip·a·thy; an·tip·o·dal·ly; a·tip·toe; fe·tip·a·rous; mul·tip·a·ra; mul·tip·a·rous; mul·tip·o·tent; sex·tip·a·ra; tip; tip·ful; tip·i·ti; tip·less; tip·man; tip·pa·ble; tip·pee; tip·per; tip·pe·rary; tip·pet; tip·pler; tip·ply; …   English syllables

  • tipple — tip·ple …   English syllables

  • tipple — tip|ple [ˈtıpəl] n informal sb s favourite tipple someone s favourite alcoholic drink …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tipple — tip|ple1 [ tıpl ] noun count INFORMAL an alcoholic drink that you drink regularly tipple tip|ple 2 [ tıpl ] verb intransitive INFORMAL to drink alcohol …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tipple — I tip•ple [[t]ˈtɪp əl[/t]] v. pled, pling, n. 1) to drink liquor, esp. to excess 2) to drink (liquor), esp. repeatedly and in small quantities 3) liquor; alcohol • Etymology: 1490–1500; back formation from ME tipeler tapster, bartender =tipel tap …   From formal English to slang

  • Tipple — Tip ple, v. i. [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tippled — Tipple Tip ple, v. i. [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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tippling — Tipple Tip ple, v. i. [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 …   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

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