Definition of dipsomaniac noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdɪpsəˈmeɪniæk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪpsəˈmeɪniæk//
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a person who has a strong desire for alcoholic drink that they cannot control synonym alcoholic Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek dipso- (from dipsa ‘thirst’) + -mania.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dipsomaniac