tippler


tippler

noun

  1. a person who tipples intoxicating liquor.

noun

  1. a person who works at a tipple, especially at a mine.

noun (sometimes capital)

  1. Also called: high-flying tippler a variety of domestic pigeon bred mainly for flying
  2. a domestic fancy pigeon of a smaller rounder type kept mainly for exhibitionUsual name: show tippler

n.late 14c., “seller of alcoholic liquors,” agent noun from tipple. In the sense of “habitual drinker” it dates from 1570s.

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