tipple definition by Webster's New World
Origin: probably back-formation ; from Middle English tipelar, tavern-keeper ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- tippler noun
- an apparatus for emptying coal, ore, etc. from a mine car by tipping
- the place where this is done
Origin: ; from obsolete tipple, frequentative of tip
tipple definition by American Heritage Dictionary
tr. & intr.v. tip·pled, tip·pling, tip·ples
Origin: Perhaps back-formation from Middle English tipeler, bartender.
- tipˈpler noun
- a. An apparatus for unloading freight cars by tipping them.b. The place where this is done.
- A place for screening coal and loading it into trucks or railroad cars.
Origin: From dialectal tipple, to overturn, frequentative of tip2.