a person who drinks much wine.

Origin of winebibber

First recorded in 1525–35; wine + bibber
Related formswine·bib·bing, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for winebibber

Historical Examples of winebibber

  • They co'd Him a winebibber, and a friend o' all maks o' bad uns.

  • The Son of man came eating and drinking, and ye say, Behold a man gluttonous and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.

    Westminster Sermons

    Charles Kingsley

British Dictionary definitions for winebibber



a person who drinks a great deal of wine
Derived Formswinebibbing, noun
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Word Origin and History for winebibber

"drunkard," 1530s, loan-translation of German Weinsäufer (Luther), from Wein "wine" + Säufer "bibber." See bibber.

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