Increase Your Word Power: Tipple

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I do so enjoy this word, but I am a bit puzzled by the second definition of its use as a noun… That just sounds frightening. And messy.

tip·ple/ˈtipəl/

Verb:
Drink alcohol, esp. habitually: “those who liked to tipple and gamble”.
Noun:
  1. An alcoholic drink.
  2. A revolving frame or cage in which a truck or freight car is inverted to discharge its load.
Synonyms:
verb.  drink – tope – booze
noun.  liquor – drink – booze – hooch – beverage