-verb (used without object)
1. to drink intoxicating liquor, especially habitually or to some excess
-verb (used with object)
2. to drink (intoxicating liquor), especially repeatedly, in small quantities
3. intoxicating liquor
Examples:"He told me he went to tipple at the local bar and I found him asleep on a park bench the next morning."
"After tippling all weekend, Brad experienced the longest Monday of his life at the office."
Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1530s, 'sell alcoholic liquor by retail,' of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Norwegian dialectal tipla 'to drink slowly or in small quantities'). Meaning 'drink (alcoholic beverage) too much' is first attested 1550s."
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|If you tipple all weekend, Monday might look like this. (richardtimothy.com)|