EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TOPER
The din of the drinkers subsided at length, and toper after toper was helped to his bed.
She burst open his door while he was still dressing: 'Well, Toper!'
Ben the toper loved his bottle,—Charley only loved the lasses!
"He ain't no boy o' mine," said the toper, with no little indignation in his tones.
Squire Simonton renewed his efforts to secure the reform of the toper.
By the beginning of his second session he was as able a toper as a publican could wish.
The toper wept, and then tried to shake off the remembrance of the past.
On these occasions the countenance of the toper is a comical sight.
He loved it not as a toper, but as a collector loves his pet pictures.
When I gave him a pledge, the toper said with a —— look, "You —— —— —— ——."
1670s, from tope!, exclamation used in drinking (1650s), from French or Italian, originally a word of acceptance in a wager, etc. Cf. tope (v.).