Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

tippler1

[tip-ler] /ˈtɪp lər/
noun
1.
a person who tipples intoxicating liquor.
Origin of tippler1
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at tipple1, -er1

tippler2

[tip-ler] /ˈtɪp lər/
noun
1.
a person who works at a tipple, especially at a mine.
Origin
First recorded in 1825-35; tipple2 + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for tippler
Historical Examples
  • Of these two, one was known as “tippler,” the other as “Tiger Tom.”

  • 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.

    Little Bobtail Oliver Optic
  • The tippler was sober, because he had neither rum nor money.

    Little Bobtail Oliver Optic
  • This Gretchen is probably a tippler, with a red nose and double chin.

    Gretchen Mary J. Holmes
  • Mike was getting to be quite a tippler, and he said, "Let's have a drink."

    Dave Ranney

    Dave Ranney
  • But it never pays to manhandle that particular brand of tippler.

    Parrot & Co.

    Harold MacGrath
  • This Gretchen is probably a tippler, with a red nose and a double chin.

    Tracy Park

    Mary Jane Holmes
  • The tippler knew the reason why only too well, and he also knew that it was useless as well as dangerous to disobey the coxswain.

    The Coxswain's Bride R.M. Ballantyne
  • But Lincoln was hopelessly inefficient behind the counter, and Berry was a tippler.

    Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I. John T. Morse
British Dictionary definitions for tippler

tippler

/ˈtɪplə/
noun (sometimes capital)
1.
Also called high-flying tippler. a variety of domestic pigeon bred mainly for flying
2.
a domestic fancy pigeon of a smaller rounder type kept mainly for exhibition Usual name show tippler
Word Origin
C19: from tipple² + -er1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for tippler
n.

late 14c., "seller of alcoholic liquors," agent noun from tipple. In the sense of "habitual drinker" it dates from 1570s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for tippler

tippler

noun

A relatively restrained drinker of alcohol

[1580+; orig a tavernkeeper]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tippler

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tippler

11
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tippler