tippler

1
[tip-ler]

noun

a person who tipples intoxicating liquor.

Nearby words

  1. tippet,
  2. tippett,
  3. tippett, sir michael,
  4. tipping point,
  5. tipple,
  6. tippoo sahib,
  7. tippy,
  8. tippytoe,
  9. tipstaff,
  10. tipster

Origin of tippler

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at tipple1, -er1

tippler

2
[tip-ler]

noun

a person who works at a tipple, especially at a mine.

Origin of tippler

2
First recorded in 1825–35; tipple2 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for tippler

tippler

noun (sometimes capital)

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

C19: from tipple ² + -er 1

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Word Origin and History for tippler

tippler

n.

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

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