Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of tipple.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Intoxicated; inebriated; tipsy; drunk.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A whimsical expression tippled across the girl's face, a mixture of tenderness and mischief.

    The Hidden Places

  • Rudolf shining his nose-red lamp down the flue at his struggling boss barely suppressing a snicker wondering if the old grog-soused fart just hasn't had too many cookies and tippled too much candy cane schnapps!

    Santa’s stuck

  • I was a teenager, one of Blanche's many rowdy great-grandchildren, a girl who smoked pot and tippled Gallo Rose in the garage.

    Camp Wonder

  • The bottle you probably had before you tippled over into a world where having ten or more bottles makes perfect sense.

    Other People’s Perfume Part I: Smoke

  • The poor fellow admiring how he came there, was served in state all the day long; after supper he saw them dance, heard music, and the rest of those court-like pleasures: but late at night, when he was well tippled, and again fast asleep, they put on his old robes, and so conveyed him to the place where they first found him.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • On going home at night, Paccard tippled the liquid gold poured into small glasses out of a pot-bellied stone jar from Danzig.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • He drank off the ale to quench a thirst which, as he said, kept him in a fever from morning to night, and night to morning; tippled off the sack to correct the crudity of the ale; sent the spirits after the sack to keep all quiet, and then declared that, probably, he should not taste liquor till post meridiem, unless it was in compliment to some especial friend.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • The true cause of their watching did, indeed, at length, put an end to it; for this was no other than the strength and goodness of the beer, of which having tippled a very large quantity, they grew at first very noisy and vociferous, and afterwards fell both asleep.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • This refusal to take any refreshment seemed to him the most odious hypocrisy; all priests tippled on the sly, and were trying to bring back the days of the tithe.

    Madame Bovary

  • He drank claret with each meal, took a nightcap, generally in the form of hot rum, and sometimes he tippled with gin in the afternoons — gin was the most difficult to detect on the breath.

    Tender is the Night

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