[ 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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bibber



"drinker, tippler," 1530s, from Middle English bib (v.) "to drink heartily" (see bib (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper