bib vs tipple what difference

what is difference between bib and tipple

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪb/
  • Rhymes: -ɪb

Etymology 1

Originally verb sense “drink heartily”, from Middle English bibben, either from Latin bibō (I drink) or of imitative origin. Noun sense (clothing) presumably either because worn while drinking, or because the clothing itself “drinks up” spills.

Noun

bib (plural bibs)

  1. An item of clothing for people (especially babies) tied around their neck to protect their clothes from getting dirty when eating.
  2. Similar items of clothing such as the Chinese dudou and Vietnamese yem.
  3. (sports) A rectangular piece of material, carrying a bib number, worn as identification by entrants in a race.
  4. (sports) A colourful polyester or plastic vest worn over one’s clothes, usually to mark one’s team during group activities.
    Synonym: pinny
  5. The upper part of an apron or overalls.
  6. A patch of colour around an animal’s upper breast and throat.
  7. A north Atlantic fish (Trisopterus luscus), allied to the cod.
    Synonym: pouting
  8. A bibcock.
Derived terms
  • best bib and tucker
Translations

Verb

bib (third-person singular simple present bibs, present participle bibbing, simple past and past participle bibbed)

  1. (transitive) To dress (somebody) in a bib.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To drink heartily; to tipple.
    • they gave him drink as often as he cry’d; so that he was constantly bibbing
Translations

Related terms

  • bibber
  • bibble

Etymology 2

Verb

bib (third-person singular simple present bibs, present participle bibbing, simple past and past participle bibbed)

  1. (informal) To beep (e.g. a car horn).

Further reading

  • bib (garment) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

Anagrams

  • IBB

Dutch

Etymology

Clipping of bibliotheek.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bip/, /bɪp/
  • Hyphenation: bib
  • Rhymes: -ip, -ɪp

Noun

bib f (uncountable)

  1. (informal, Belgium) library
    Synonyms: bibliotheek, bieb

Seychellois Creole

Etymology

From Malagasy biby (animal).

Noun

bib

  1. spider

References

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol – Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois – Français

Volapük

Alternative forms

  • Bib

Noun

bib (nominative plural bibs)

  1. bible, Bible

Declension

Derived terms

  • bibik
  • bibiko
  • cilabib

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːb/

Noun

bib

  1. Soft mutation of pib (pipe).

Mutation


English

Etymology

Origin unknown but possibly from a Scandinavian source (see Norwegian tipla), or from tip +‎ -le.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtɪpəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪpəl

Noun

tipple (plural tipples)

  1. An area near the entrance of mines which is used to load and unload coal.
  2. (rail transport) An apparatus for unloading railroad freight cars by tipping them; the place where this is done.
    Alternative form: tippler
  3. (slang) Any alcoholic drink.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:alcoholic beverage

Translations

Verb

tipple (third-person singular simple present tipples, present participle tippling, simple past and past participle tippled)

  1. To sell alcoholic liquor by retail. [from earlier 16th c.]
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To drink too much alcohol. [from mid-16th c.]
  3. (intransitive) To drink alcohol regularly or habitually, but not to excess.
    Synonym: bibble
  4. (transitive) To put up (hay, etc.) in bundles in order to dry it.
  5. (intransitive) To fall over; to topple.
    • 1928, The World’s Carriers and Carrying Trades’ Review (page 476)
      The men had only moved the trailer about a yard when suddenly it tippled over on its side, and bales of cotton fell on Howarth.
    • 2017, Christopher Lee, Margaret the Abomination
      After taking a few moments to recover he turned and meandered towards the closest Supergun, ramming it from the side and watching as it tippled over.

Derived terms

  • tippler

Translations


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