transitive verbtippled, tippling
Origin of tippleprobably back-formation ; from Middle English tipelar, tavern-keeper ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- an apparatus for emptying coal, ore, etc. from a mine car by tipping
- the place where this is done
Origin of tipple; from obsolete tipple, frequentative of tip
tr. & intr.v.tip·pled, tip·pling, tip·ples
Origin of tipplePerhaps back-formation from Middle English tipeler, bartender.
- 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 of tippleFrom dialectal tipple, to overturn, frequentative of tip2.
(third-person singular simple present tipples, present participle tippling, simple past and past participle tippled)
Origin unknown but possibly from Scandinavian source (see Norwegian tipla).