[ bib-er ]
/ ˈbɪb ər /


a steady drinker; tippler (usually used in combination): winebibber.

Origin of bibber

First recorded in 1530–40; bib + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bibber

  • This habit of gaming entraps me as the wine cup fascinates the bibber who would fain avoid it, but cannot.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf|George W. M. Reynolds
  • He had known him for a fool, a weakling, a babbler, and a bibber of wine.

    Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini

British Dictionary definitions for bibber


/ (ˈbɪbə) /


a drinker; tippler (esp in the expression wine-bibber)
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