[[t]ˈtɪp əl[/t]] v. -pled, -pling, n.
1) to drink liquor, esp. to excess
2) to drink (liquor), esp. repeatedly and in small quantities
3) liquor; alcohol
Etymology: 1490–1500; back formation from ME tipeler tapster, bartender =tipel- tap II (cf. D tepel teat) +-er -er I; cf. tipsy tip′pler, n. II
[[t]ˈtɪp əl[/t]] n.
1) rai a device that tilts a freight car to dump its contents
2) rai a place where loaded cars are emptied by tipping
3) min a structure where coal is cleaned and loaded in railroad cars or trucks
Etymology: 1875–80, amer.; n. use of dial. tipple to tumble, freq. of tip II; see -le

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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