Alcoholics Anonymous

[ al-kuh-haw-liksuh-non-uh-muhs, -hol-iks ]
/ ˌæl kəˈhɔ lɪks əˈnɒn ə məs, -ˈhɒl ɪks /

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an alcoholism support and recovery organization for members whose purpose is to stay sober and help others recover from alcohol use disorder.

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Also called A.A., AA [ey-ey] /ˈeɪˈeɪ/ .

Origin of Alcoholics Anonymous

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

noun

an association of alcoholics who try, esp by mutual assistance, to overcome alcoholism
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