tipple +â€Ž -er (â€œ(agent)â€). â€œSellerâ€ sense from 1396; â€œdrinkerâ€ sense from 1580.
Variant of tipple
transitive verbtippled, tippling
to drink (alcoholic liquor) habitually
Origin of tippleprobably back-formation ; from Middle English tipelar, tavern-keeper ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps