- a person who is addicted to wine, especially a derelict.
Origin of wino
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Examples from the Web for wino
We don't pay for doctors every time some wino wants to throw up.Badge of Infamy
Lester del Rey
- informal a person who habitually drinks wine as a means of getting drunk
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Word Origin and History for wino
1915, from wine + suffix as in bucko (1833) and kiddo (1896).
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