Tipple Tip"ple, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tippled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tippling}.] [From tip a small end, or a word akin to it; cf. Norw. tipla to tipple, to drip, Prov. E. tip, tiff, tift, a draught of liquor, dial. G. zipfeln to eat and drink in small parts. See {Tip} a point, and cf. {Tipsy}.] To drink spirituous or strong liquors habitually; to indulge in the frequent and improper used of spirituous liquors; especially, to drink frequently in small quantities, but without absolute drunkeness. [1913 Webster]

Few of those who were summoned left their homes, and those few generally found it more agreeable to tipple in alehouses than to pace the streets. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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