a combining form representing alcohol in compound words (alcogas), sometimes with the sense “using alcohol as fuel” (alcoboat; alcotruck).

Nearby words

  1. alcmaeon,
  2. alcman,
  3. alcmanic verse,
  4. alcmena,
  5. alcmene,
  6. alcock,
  7. alcock's canal,
  8. alcohol,
  9. alcohol dehydrogenase,
  10. alcohol dependence

Origin of alco-

by false analysis of alcohol as alco- (an assumed combining form with -o-) + -hol Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019