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toper

[ toh-per ]
/ ˈtoʊ pər /
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noun

a hard drinker or chronic drunkard.

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drunk, alcoholic, lush, sponge, wino, sot, souse, bacchanal, soak, tippler, stiff, inebriate, boozer, drinker, debauchee, carouser, dipsomaniac, bacchanalian, barfly, bibber

Nearby words

tope, topectomy, topee, topeka, topelius, toper, topesthesia, topfull, topgallant, topgallant forecastle, topgallant mast

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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