a person who drinks.
a person who drinks alcohol habitually or to excess.

before 950; Middle English drinkere, Old English drincere. See drink, -er1

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drinker (ˈdrɪŋkə)
1.  a person who drinks, esp a person who drinks alcohol habitually
2.  short for drinker moth

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Example sentences
To drink pig's milk was believed to cause leprosy to the drinker.
She was in her thirties and already a heavy drinker by the time she began
And if you stop drinking coffee after being a regular drinker you'll have
  withdrawal symptoms, which can include headaches.
He's a journalist, editor and professional drinker and smoker.
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