Definition of wino
: a usually indigent alcoholic who is addicted especially to wine
Recent Examples of wino from the Web
Sounds like a pretty great way to get active on vacation, while also indulging your inner wino.
I got acquainted with the local winos, and some of them were nice guys.
Even his midlife crises like About Schmidt and Sideways were filled with cranks, winos and idiot savants.
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First Known Use of wino
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Definition of wino for English Language Learners
: a person who has no place to live and who is often drunk
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