toper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tope +‎ -er.

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toper (plural topers)

  1. (now literary) Someone who drinks a lot; a drunkard.
    Synonyms: alcoholic, drunkard, tosspot; see also Thesaurus:drunkard
    • 1818, John Keats, “On Some Skulls in Beauly Abbey, near Inverness”:
      A Toper this! He plied his glass
      More strictly than he said the Mass, […]
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      The liquor soon mounted into their heads, as it generally does even with the arrantest topers newly landed from sea, and they began capering about most obstreperously.
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard
      Mrs. Irons rebelled in her bed, and refused peremptorily to get up again, to furnish the musical topers with rum and lemons []

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic, from top +‎ -er.

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toper

  1. to high five

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tope + -er.

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toper

  1. (Jersey) to tope