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Definition of DWI noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



NAmE//ˌdi dʌblyu ˈaɪ//
[uncountable, countable]
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the crime of driving a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol. It is the abbreviation fordriving while intoxicatedand is a more serious crime than DUI (= driving under the influence).
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: DWI