What does wino mean?

A person who drinks an excessive amount of wine

A wino is a slang term that describes a person who drinks an excessive amount of alcohol, usually cheap wine. In the last U.S. Census it was reported that nearly every family has at least one aunt or uncle wino.

Winos come in all shapes and sizes. Some are belligerent with slurred speech, while others have built up a tolerance and still function like a normal human being. If you have been out in the city at night, you most likely have seen a homeless or lost wino.


My aunt is such a wino, every other selfie of her she's got a bottle or glass of wine in her hand

Some winos on the couch

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Updated November 30, 2016

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