noun, plural winos. Informal.
a person who is addicted to wine, especially a derelict.

1915–20, Americanism; wine + -o Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To wino
World English Dictionary
wino (ˈwaɪnəʊ)
n , pl -os
informal a person who habitually drinks wine as a means of getting drunk

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

1915, from wine + suffix as in bucko (1833) and kiddo (1896).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature