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n. pl. dip·sos Slang
A person who has a compulsion to drink alcohol; a dipsomaniac.
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n, pl -sos
slang short for dipsomaniac1
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(ˈdɪp soʊ)

n., pl. -sos. Slang.
a dipsomaniac; habitual drunk.
[1875–80; by shortening; compare -o]
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