Directly under his eyes, carved on the wooden table, a name challenged him, standing out of the numerous initials—guzzler Wilkins.
But I'm no' a guzzler, an' I dinna gang in wi' thae loons flingin' aboot guid money.'
They found him abstinent, and they made him a guzzler of fire water.
They found him abstinent, and they made him a guzzler of firewater.
Between the lip of the pot and that of the guzzler there is often a viper, and you will find me there!
1570s, probably related to Old French gosillier "to go down the gullet; to vomit, chatter, talk," from gosier (13c.) "jaws, throat, gullet." Or imitative of the sound of drinking greedily. Related: Guzzled; guzzling. As a noun from 1590s.
A heavy drinker of alcohol: guzzlers atthe VFW
[fr French gosier, ''throat,'' or perhaps like that French word, echoically based on the sound of swallowing]