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- n. A drunkard.
- n. A bottle for wine made of pigskin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large leathern bottle or bag, used in Spain and throughout the Levant for holding wine or other liquor; a wine-skin (now the current name in English).
- n. Hence A drunkard, as if a mere wine-bottle.
From Spanish borracho ("drunkard, wine bottle"), from Latin burrus ("red, flushed"), from Ancient Greek πυρρός (pyrrhos, "tawny, red") (Wiktionary)