Examples from the Web for toper
Ben the toper loved his bottle,—Charley only loved the lasses!Paul Clifford, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The toper, if he drank too deep, sometimes found a frog or newt at the bottom (in china)—a hint not to be too greedy.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
But he also fell into the evil ways of gilded youth, soon achieving notoriety as a toper, gambler, and courreur des femmes.Prophets of Dissent|Otto Heller
By the beginning of his second session he was as able a toper as a publican could wish.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
A toper several years ago in Brooklyn and New York used to make money by blowing his breath through a wire gauze and lighting it.The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
Word Origin and History for toper
1670s, from tope!, exclamation used in drinking (1650s), from French or Italian, originally a word of acceptance in a wager, etc. Cf. tope (v.).