American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tippler; a drinker.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tippler; a person given to drinking: chiefly used in composition: as, a wine-bibber.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One given to drinking alcoholic beverages too freely; a tippler; -- chiefly used in composition.
- 1530s, bib (“drink heartily”) + -er (“(agent)”) (see bib ("clothing to prevent spills from mouth")) or from bibben. (Wiktionary)
- From bib. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I don't want a biography of your old French wine - bibber.”
“And the beginning of Flush of Gold is the old French wine-bibber, for he was the father of Marie Chauvet, and Marie Chauvet was the”
“Malken can get poetically drunk, and usually does, on one cocktail; Aaron Hancock is an expert wine-bibber; and Terrence McFane, knowing little of one drink from another, and caring less, can put ninety-nine men out of a hundred under the table and go right on lucidly expounding epicurean anarchy.”
“A few of us, goes on the revered hemlock-bibber, desire naught else in life but to become the Encyclopaedia Britannica - and sit complete, bound in ebony, on a shelf.”
“Apparently Queen Chrissie has put our Supreme court on notice that they'll be "turned out" if they don't go along with bigger and bibber government (all for the glory of egotistical leftist, like Gregoire).”
“The Caliph was charmed with them and drank thereto, albeit he was no confirmed wine-bibber, saying,”
““O my wine-bibber and a rebel against Him to whom belong creation and commandment?””
“Your legs reflect the fact that you're an obsessive cyclist in the same way a smoker's brown teeth identify him as an addict, or a wine-bibber's stained lips identify him as a slightly more socially acceptable drunk.”
“Well, it might be so, Mr. Tatham hoped so — but the father, Tatham knew personally — a man of the worst character, a wine-bibber and an idler in taverns and billiard-rooms, and a notorious insolvent.”
“They will not linger long: Sir Philip Nunnely is no wine-bibber, and I hear him just now pass from the dining-room to the drawing-room.”
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