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dipso

An alcoholic. Short for "dipsomanic," meaning one with an uncontrollable desire to drink alcohol. (Dipsa is Greek for "thirst.") Yeah, I was a dipso before I went to rehab. I just couldn't say no to alcohol.

dipso

(ˈdɪpso)
n. a drunkard; an alcoholic. (see also dip.) She’s sort of a closet dipso.
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This time round there will be vulgar barbecues and tables decked with buckets of plastic takeaway chicken, platters from Iceland, alcopops for the 12-year-olds and crates of cheap supermarket wine for the neighbourhood dipsos.
The Derry festival, on Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2, is a celebration of music, cinema and art and features such Americana-influenced bands as Lowly Knights, Murder Balladeers, The 1930s, Captain Kennedy, Sullivan & Gold, Wookalily, Rachel Austin, Porch Song Anthology, Acoustic Dan & The Black Mountain Dipsos, The Heads of State and The Sons of Caliber.
So now we are to get drunk tanks, which are used like mini-prisons in America to accommodate dipsos while they sober up.
Now I don't want to give our Archbishops any advice (although I do think you should ban alcohol from services as I know at least three dipsos who spend Sundays on a communion wine church crawl), but they'd do well to study the pulling power of Robson and Jerome's former tea boy.
Unless they are dipsos, alcohol consumption will make no difference to their lifespan.
Especially the hordes of young determined dipsos who every weekend guzzle themselves into a united state of drunkenness.