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dipso

An alcoholic. Short for "dipsomaniac," meaning one with an uncontrollable desire to drink alcohol. (Dipsa is Greek for "thirst.") Yeah, it wasn't until I went to rehab that I realized how much of a dipso I really was. I just couldn't say no to alcohol.
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dipso

(ˈdɪpso)
n. a drunkard; an alcoholic. (see also dip.) She’s sort of a closet dipso.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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