from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To drink (alcoholic liquor) or engage in such drinking, especially habitually or to excess.
- n. Alcoholic liquor.
- n. An apparatus for unloading freight cars by tipping them.
- n. The place where this is done.
- n. A place for screening coal and loading it into trucks or railroad cars.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An area near the entrance of mines which is used to load and unload coal.
- n. An apparatus for unloading railroad freight cars by tipping them; the place where this is done.
- n. Any alcoholic drink.
- v. To drink alcohol regularly or habitually, but not to excess.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess.
- transitive v. To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay.
- n. Liquor taken in tippling; drink.
- n. An apparatus by which loaded cars are emptied by tipping; also, the place where such tipping is done.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In haymaking, a bundle of hay collected from the swath, and formed into a conical shape. This is tied near the top so as to make it taper to a point, and set upon its base to dry.
- To turn over, as in tumbling; tumble.
- n. The place where cars are tipped, or have their contents dumped; a dump; a cradle-dump. Also tip.
- To drink strong drink often in small quantities.
- To imbibe slowly and repeatedly; drink by sips or in small quantities, as liquor; use in drinking.
- To affect by tippling, or frequent drinking; bring under the influence of strong drink; make boozy or drunk.
- n. Liquor taken in tippling; stimulating drink: sometimes used figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. drink moderately but regularly
- n. a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
Perhaps back-formation from Middle English tipeler, bartender.
From dialectal tipple, to overturn, frequentative of tip2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin unknown but possibly from Scandinavian source (see Norwegian tipla). (Wiktionary)