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wino Line breaks: wino
Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪnəʊ/

Definition of wino in English:

noun (plural winos)

A person who drinks excessive amounts of cheap wine or other alcohol, especially one who is homeless.
Example sentences
  • 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 wino

lino, rhino

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