[ wahy-noh ]
/ ˈwaɪ noʊ /

noun, plural win·os. Informal.

a person who is addicted to wine, especially a derelict.



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Origin of wino

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; wine + -o Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for wino

  • We don't pay for doctors every time some wino wants to throw up.

    Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey

British Dictionary definitions for wino

/ (ˈwaɪnəʊ) /

noun plural -os

informal a person who habitually drinks wine as a means of getting drunk
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