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tippler

1. slang A person given to drink; a drunkard or alcoholic. My granny was an incorrigible tippler. She used to carry a flask of brandy around with her that she'd use to spike her tea or coffee. I think our new manager is a bit of a tippler. He always smells of stale booze when he comes into work.
2. dated slang An outdoor toilet in which fecal matter that collected beneath it was cleared away by a rush of household waste water coming from a tank beneath the kitchen sink that "tippled" over when it became overfull. Often used before another noun as a modifier. When I was growing up, we had just one toilet in the courtyard that was shared by four houses on the block. It was a tippler, too, so you might have the living daylights scared out of you by the roar of water being flushed through the pipes.

tippler

1. n. a tavern keeper. John is the best tippler this place has ever seen. Tip me another, John.
2. n. a drunkard. Uncle Ben was a tippler—a harmless one. He started drinking at fifteen and has been a tippler ever since.
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Tippler was barred from Liverpool city centre and the Goodison Park area when Everton are playing.
And, against the law and moral decency, shopkeepers and traders are openly selling these drinks to under-age tipplers.
Chandigarh, February 10 (ANI): In contrast to certain rightist radicals objecting to young girls frequenting the bars to chill out as witnessed in Mangalore, the pub culture in Chandigarh gets a fillip as youngsters become regular tipplers at the pubs and lounge bars.
Besides, we middle-class tipplers aren't problem drinkers.
Regular tipplers benefit while binge drinkers are in danger.
Tipplers at the Angel Inn - the centre of social life in the village of Grosmont - feared that it might be turned into a gastro-pub or housing complex.
Teen Tipplers: America's Underage Drinking Epidemic, released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, states that teen drinking is at epidemic levels and that adults often compound the problem.
Teen Tipplers: America's Underage Drinking Epidemic promised a salacious expose of youth gone very, very bad.
Researchers have found that beer and whisky tipplers who add a few glasses of wine as well live longer than those who just stick to beer and spirits.
This retrospective, curated by Lisa Corrin, will include Trauma, 2000 (an extension of Confess all..., 1994), in which masked and wigged respondents to Wearing's ads recount painful memories from their youth; Drunk, 1999, a three-screen surveillance of a group of tipplers; and a new video work commissioned for the Occasion.
RUGBY mad tipplers are chartering an aeroplane to get them to Ireland's first international match of the millennium.
Those who frequently get drunk are sometimes referred to as "tipplers." The first recorded were two fellows who came before the authorities in England in 1396 for violating the liquor laws.