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bibber

[bib-er] /ˈbɪb ər/
noun
1.
a steady drinker; tippler (usually used in combination):
winebibber.
Origin of bibber
1530-1540
1530-40; bib + -er1
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  • This habit of gaming entraps me as the wine cup fascinates the bibber who would fain avoid it, but cannot.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • He had known him for a fool, a weakling, a babbler, and a bibber of wine.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for bibber

bibber

/ˈbɪbə/
noun
1.
a drinker; tippler (esp in the expression wine-bibber)
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Word Origin and History for bibber
n.

"drinker, tippler," 1530s, from Middle English bib (v.) "to drink heartily" (see bib (n.)).

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