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tipple (v.)

c. 1500 (implied in tippling), "sell alcoholic liquor by retail," of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (such as Norwegian dialectal tipla "to drink slowly or in small quantities"). Meaning "drink (alcoholic beverage) too much" is first attested 1550s. Related: Tippled.

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Definitions of tipple from WordNet
1
tipple (v.)
drink moderately but regularly;
We tippled the cognac
Synonyms: bib
2
tipple (n.)
a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;
Synonyms: draft / draught / potation
From wordnet.princeton.edu