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Definition of the noun tipple

What does tipple mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tipples

  1. a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg

Alternative definition of the noun tipple


  1. An area near the entrance of mines which is used to load and unload coal
  2. [rail transport] An apparatus for unloading railroad freight cars by tipping them; the place where this is done
  3. [slang] Any alcoholic drink

Definition of the verb tipple

What does tipple mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tippled | tippling | tipples

  1. drink moderately but regularly

Alternative definition of the verb tipple


  1. To sell alcoholic liquor by retail. [definition from earlier 16th c.]
  2. To drink too much alcohol. [definition from mid-16th c.]
  3. To drink alcohol regularly or habitually, but not to excess.


Tipple: A tipple is a structure used at a mine to load the extracted product for transport, typically into railroad hopper cars. In the United States, tipples have been frequently associated with coal mines, but they have also been used for hard rock mining.

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Google previewFodor's France 2009 (2008)

by Robert I. C. Fisher, Rachel Klein

Though Arles seems to be one big sidewalk cafe in warm weather, the place to tipple is the hip bar Le Cintro, in the Hotel N0td—Pinu$. THE CAMARGUE l'odrI§ Choice * Stretching to the horizon for about 800 square km (309 square mi), the ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

there will be no need to change the labels on bottles of Stolly, a favourite tipple of communist and capitalist leaders alike. ¦ The Guardian, 31 July 2003 ...

Google previewA Rhyming Dictionary, Answering at the Same Time the Purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language ... (1824)

by John Walker

tipple. To drink luxuriously, v. 'o topple To tumble down, v. n. [filled, s. Stopple Any thing by which the hole of a vessel is Sup'ple Pliant; yielding; fawning; soft, s. o: Red tinctured with blue; in poetry, red, s. To em-purple To make of a purple ...



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Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

by Thomas Sheridan


Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language. One Main Object of Which, Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation. To which is Prefixed a Rhetorical Grammar. By Thomas Sheridan, A.M. (1780)

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Small photo of Child laborer portrayed by Lewis Hine in 1908. Tipple Boy at West Virginia coal mine, worked with the tipple, a device that tilted coal cars from the mine for unloading.Small photo of Beautiful young girl drinking alcoholic tipple on white backgroundSmall photo of Beautiful young woman drinking alcohol tipple on white backgroundSmall photo of tippleSmall photo of Cocktails/ tipple/ Alcoholic beverageSmall photo of Coal Hopper Cars Under Tipple at Blue Heron Mining Community, KYSmall photo of A dilapidated coal mining tipple with a lot of old parts rusting away More...

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Tipple Meaning

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Scrabble value of T1I1P3P3L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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