[Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Tip"ping) n. (Mus.) A distinct articulation given in playing quick notes on the flute, by striking
the tongue against the roof of the mouth; double- tonguing.
(Tip"ple) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tippled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tippling ] [From tip a small end, or a
word akin to it; cf. Norw. tipla to tipple, to drip, Prov. E. tip, tiff, tift, a draught of liquor, dial. G. zipfeln
to eat and drink in small parts. See Tip a point, and cf. Tipsy.] To drink spirituous or strong liquors
habitually; to indulge in the frequent and improper used of spirituous liquors; especially, to drink frequently
in small quantities, but without absolute drunkeness.
Few of those who were summoned left their homes, and those few generally found it more agreeable to
tipple in alehouses than to pace the streets.Macaulay.
(Tip"ple), v. t.
1. To drink, as strong liquors, frequently or in excess.
Himself, for saving charges,Dryden.
A peeled, sliced onions eats, and tipples verjuice.
2. To put up in bundles in order to dry, as hay.
(Tip"ple), n. Liquor taken in tippling; drink.
Pulque, the national tipple of Mexico.S. B. Griffin.
(Tip"pled) a. Intoxicated; inebriated; tipsy; drunk. [R.] Dryden.
1. One who keeps a tippling-house. [Obs.] Latimer.
2. One who habitually indulges in the excessive use of spirituous liquors, whether he becomes intoxicated
(Tip"pling-house`) n. A house in which liquors are sold in drams or small quantities, to
be drunk on the premises.
(Tip"si*fy) v. t. [Tipsy + - fy.] To make tipsy. [Colloq.] Thackeray.
(Tip"si*ly), adv. In a tipsy manner; like one tipsy.
(Tip"si*ness), n. The state of being tipsy.