- a person who tipples intoxicating liquor.
Origin of tippler1
- a person who works at a tipple, especially at a mine.
Origin of tippler2
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Examples from the Web for tippler
Of these two, one was known as “Tippler,” the other as “Tiger Tom.”Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
I never gave nor sold a glass of whiskey to a tippler in my life.Select Temperance Tracts
American Tract Society
As the tippler could not obtain the liquor for a spree, he had become sober.
The tippler was sober, because he had neither rum nor money.
This Gretchen is probably a tippler, with a red nose and double chin.Gretchen
Mary J. Holmes
- Also called: high-flying tippler a variety of domestic pigeon bred mainly for flying
- a domestic fancy pigeon of a smaller rounder type kept mainly for exhibitionUsual name: show tippler
C19: from tipple ² + -er 1
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Word Origin and History for tippler
late 14c., "seller of alcoholic liquors," agent noun from tipple. In the sense of "habitual drinker" it dates from 1570s.
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