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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
950
before 950; Middle English drinkere, Old English drincere. See drink, -er1
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  • 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 recording.
  • 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.
  • If you know a coffee or tea drinker, consider a collection of gifts so that they can make their favorite drink in their office.
  • And it doesn't require a binge drinker or drunk either.
  • Still, many a drinker has set out to prove his iron will and iron stomach by swallowing the booze-soaked insect at the bottom.
  • Personally, he was emotionally withdrawn and a heavy drinker.
  • For example, one study has shown that knowing the ingredients and name brand of a beer can increase the drinker's pleasure.
  • If you doubt ask a regular coffee drinker if she gets the same reaction from a can of soda that she gets from a cup of coffee.
British Dictionary definitions for drinker

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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