toper

[ toh-per ]
/ ˈtoʊ pər /

noun

a hard drinker or chronic drunkard.

Origin of toper

First recorded in 1665–75; tope1 + -er1
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toper


n.

1670s, from tope!, exclamation used in drinking (1650s), from French or Italian, originally a word of acceptance in a wager, etc. Cf. tope (v.).

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