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1. noun An alcoholic beverage, especially hard liquor. My granny used to carry a flask of tipple around with her to add to her tea in the evening. He kept pouring more tipple in our glasses, till we were all pretty drunk.
2. noun A small measure of an alcoholic beverage, especially hard liquor. A: "Would you like some wine?" B: "Sure, I'll have a tipple." It only take a tipple of whiskey to send my head spinning, so I usually avoid the stuff.
3. noun, slang A drinking bout. Tom went out on a tipple with some of his friends from work. You're never going to pass your exams if you keep going out on tipples instead of studying.
4. verb To drink alcohol, especially in small amounts or very slowly. We brought out a chest of ice cold beers and have been tippling by the pool all day. I like to tipple with meals, but I hate getting drunk.
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1. n. liquor; strong liquor. A little more tipple, Tom?
2. tv. & in. to drink liquor; to sip at a vessel of liquor. He’s been tippling beer since early morning.
3. n. a drink of liquor. I’ll take just a little tipple—for my arthritis, you know.
4. n. a drinking bout. Well, Uncle Harry’s off on a tipple again.
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