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wino

[wahy-noh] /ˈwaɪ noʊ/
noun, plural winos. Informal.
1.
a person who is addicted to wine, especially a derelict.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism; wine + -o
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  • Consider, for example, the difference between the wino and the wine connoisseur.
  • When a wino collapses at the train station, there is a fire truck accompanying the ambulance.
British Dictionary definitions for wino

wino

/ˈwaɪnəʊ/
noun (pl) -os
1.
(informal) a person who habitually drinks wine as a means of getting drunk
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Word Origin and History for wino
n.

1915, from wine + suffix as in bucko (1833) and kiddo (1896).

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Slang definitions & phrases for wino

winks

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forty winks


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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