- a person who tipples intoxicating liquor.
- a person who works at a tipple, especially at a mine.
noun (sometimes capital)
- Also called: high-flying tippler a variety of domestic pigeon bred mainly for flying
- 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.