from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tippler; a drinker.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One given to drinking alcoholic beverages too freely; a tippler.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One given to drinking alcoholic beverages too freely; a tippler; -- chiefly used in composition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tippler; a person given to drinking: chiefly used in composition: as, a wine-bibber.
From bib.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1530s, bib (“drink heartily”) + -er (“(agent)”) (see bib ("clothing to prevent spills from mouth")) or from bibben. (Wiktionary)