- a person who tipples intoxicating liquor.
Origin of tippler1
- a person who works at a tipple, especially at a mine.
Origin of tippler2
Related Words for tipplersponge, alcoholic, drunk, lush, inebriate, boozer, sot, drinker, wino, carouser, guzzler, dipsomaniac
Examples from the Web for tippler
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for tippler
late 14c., "seller of alcoholic liquors," agent noun from tipple. In the sense of "habitual drinker" it dates from 1570s.