- a person who is addicted to wine, especially a derelict.
Origin of wino
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Related Words for winosponge, alcoholic, lush, inebriate, boozer, sot, bum, drinker, drunkard, hobo, carouser, guzzler, dipsomaniac
Examples from the Web for wino
Historical Examples of wino
We don't pay for doctors every time some wino wants to throw up.Badge of Infamy
Lester del Rey
- informal a person who habitually drinks wine as a means of getting drunk
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1915, from wine + suffix as in bucko (1833) and kiddo (1896).
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