Definition of tipple verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tipple

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtɪpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪpl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tipple
BrE BrE//ˈtɪpl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪpl//
 
he / she / it tipples
BrE BrE//ˈtɪplz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪplz//
 
past simple tippled
BrE BrE//ˈtɪpld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪpld//
 
past participle tippled
BrE BrE//ˈtɪpld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪpld//
 
-ing form tippling
BrE BrE//ˈtɪplɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪplɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] tipple (something) (informal, especially British English) to drink alcohol Word Origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘sell (alcoholic drink) by retail’): back-formation from tippler.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tipple

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