Part of speech: noun

A habitual drunkard; sot.

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Usage examples "toper":

  1. He was a toper- Squire Luke, yonder." - "The Man with a Shadow", George Manville Fenn.
  2. All oral tradition, all contemporary literature, all satiric art, tell the same horrid tale; and the number of bottles which a single toper would consume at a sitting not only, in Burke's phrase, " outraged economy," but " staggered credibility." - "Collections and Recollections", George William Erskine Russell.
  3. So, like a toper who seeks intoxication in a new drink, she greedily devoured another book. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.