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drinker

[dring-ker] /ˈdrɪŋ kər/
noun
1.
a person who drinks.
2.
a person who drinks alcohol habitually or to excess.
Origin of drinker
950
before 950; Middle English drinkere, Old English drincere. See drink, -er1
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drinker

/ˈdrɪŋkə/
noun
1.
a person who drinks, esp a person who drinks alcohol habitually
2.
short for drinker moth
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Word Origin and History for drinker
n.

Old English drincere, agent noun from drink (v.). Specifically of consumers of alcoholic beverages from c.1200.

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