Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang An indigent wine-drinking alcoholic.

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  • n. A wine-drinking alcoholic.
  • n. A hypothetical particle that is the superpartner of the W boson.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a chronic drinker

Etymologies

From wine +‎ -o. (Wiktionary)
W boson + -ino. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Or maybe because of the economy a more refined wino is developing in our culture.

    7-Eleven Wine » E-Mail

  • While there may be a whole group of Californian winemakers that dedicate their abilities to recreating Old-World styles of wine-they call themselves the Rhone Rangers-in general, the style of Californian wine that has won over the taste buds of so many a wino is the ripe, fruit-driven, New-World style.

    Vue Weekly

  • The wino is the supersymmetric partner of a particle called the W boson.

    Livescience.com

  • Kane's personal bet for the particle behind dark matter in these findings is called a wino (pronounced WEE-no) - a specific type of neutralino, which is a theorized category of particles that could exist as "supersymmetric partners" for all the Standard Model particles such as electrons, quarks, etc.

    Livescience.com

  • Daily Lush has a breezy, fun capsule history of fortified "wino" wines, with emphasis on the Gallo Wine company's downscale products such as Thunderbird, on which it built its fortunes:

    Boing Boing: September 18, 2005 - September 24, 2005 Archives

  • Scruton is generally not a writer I'd wish to be heard quoting, but whatever else he may be, he's no slouch when it comes to wine, and the first part of the book combines a memoir of his development as a "wino" (his word) with some useful tips and unexpected factoids.

    Books news, reviews and author interviews | guardian.co.uk

  • The item I received was wrapped in what looked like a brown paper "wino" sack (even some of the product was leaking out of it).

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  • As Americans we should strive to champion the ideal enviroment for viewing exploitation films (real American food, girl in the seat next to you, speaker in the window, stars above you) as oppossed to the pathetic grindhouse where there existed the immediate threat of being urinated or vomited on by some tranny wino with an Archie Bunker accent.

    Mad Dog Movies « American Grindhouse to premiere at SXSW

  • Even a wino, a junkie you see shooting up, in my day they would tell you they are doing wrong and for you not to do it.

    Lavaille Lavette: Praying For Courage With Bill Cosby

  • This month's edition, hosted by Megan of Wannabe Wino (who is a huge wino by the way, not a wannabe), is themed "I Have Zinned" and features, you guessed it, zinfandel.

    California Wines

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