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winebibber

[wahyn-bib-er]
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noun
  1. a person who drinks much wine.
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Origin of winebibber

First recorded in 1525–35; wine + bibber
Related formswine·bib·bing, noun, adjective
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Related Words for winebibber

souse, bacchanal, soak, alcoholic, tippler, stiff, lush, inebriate, boozer, wino, drinker, sponge, sot, debauchee, carouser, toper, dipsomaniac, bacchanalian, barfly, bibber

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Historical Examples of winebibber

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

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

    Marshall Mather

  • 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

winebibber

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

n.

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

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