wino

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noun \ˈwī-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of wino

plural

winos

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

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First Known Use of wino

circa 1915

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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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