Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

wino

play
noun \ˈwī-(ˌ)nō\

Simple Definition of wino

  • : a person who has no place to live and who is often drunk

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wino

plural

winos

  1. :  a usually indigent alcoholic who is addicted especially to wine

Circa 1915

First Known Use of wino

circa 1915

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

Rhymes with wino


Learn More about wino


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wino? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a representation of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy philistine frenetic melancholy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ