Etymology
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toper (n.)

"heavy drinker," 1670s, agent noun from tope (v.).

updated on February 12, 2014

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Definitions of toper from WordNet

toper (n.)
a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess);
Synonyms: drinker / imbiber / juicer
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