noun (plural winos)informal
A person who drinks excessive amounts of cheap wine or other alcohol, especially one who is homeless.
- Oh yeah, did you hear the one about the wino and the alcoholic who go to the liquor store together?
- People assume this because winos appear drunk quite a lot of the time, tend to favor the higher-proof beers and wines, and are willing to drink mouthwash and aftershave.
- I was sad to see two very young lads drinking Buckfast wine, well on the road to becoming winos.
Words that rhyme with winolino, rhino
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