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English definition of “wino”


noun [C]     /ˈwaɪ.nəʊ/ US  /-noʊ/ (plural winos) informal
a person , especially a homeless person , who drinks too much wine or other alcoholic drink : There were the usual bunch of winos outside the station .Drunkenness and sobriety
(Definition of wino noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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