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n. pl. dip·sos Slang
A person who has a compulsion to drink alcohol; a dipsomaniac.


n, pl -sos
slang short for dipsomaniac1


(ˈdɪp soʊ)

n., pl. -sos. Slang.
a dipsomaniac; habitual drunk.
[1875–80; by shortening; compare -o]
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In and around the palace are lively bars including Urban, Go Ten, Cafe Le Palais, Dipso and Steiler, all bustling with young professionals and students.
You can now save more than PS26,000 and buy a Bentayga with a diesel engine (a Bentley first) that's still plenty quick and will use less fuel than the petrol model, which showed a decidedly dipso 17.
I'm not a dipso but sometimes I'm looking at my joke book the next day and I won't be able to read it because it's like this drunken scrawl.
My grown-up sons learned to eat spicy food there and then, alas, in recent years to drink lager with a similar enthusiasm to that of their dipso dad, who generally, incidentally, foots the bill for their pints.
Not that it mattered to Chris Eccleston's corrupt, dipso city councillor who, after managing to drink more than a cross-channel swimmer with lockjaw, had developed a case of the vodka sweats so severe that, even when indoors, he looked as though he'd been dipped in vaseline.
Kerry Katona Lush as a noun is American for dipso - as an adjective British (esp.
Downsides are a dipso thirst; 15mpg recorded on a shortish blast around the countryside, and that driver's seat on the wrong side of the car.
9 Track of the Cat (William Wellman) The highlight of this year's Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Wellman's legendary 1954 family psychodrama relies on formal paradox--shot in wide-screen and color, it is claustral and mostly black and white--to make stranger its O'Neill-like tale of a mountain clan ruled by a dipso daddy and Bible-thumping mom.
Coming on like some sort of dipso R2D2 it's the ideal solution to the age old problem of wanting a beer, but not wanting to get up.
Maureen Beattie as the sinister Mrs Danvers and Guy Williams as Rebecca's caddish dipso cousin and lover have more success in putting flesh on these old bones, but the overall effect is peculiarly uninvolving.
Added to this already clotted mix are a dipso grandpa (Barry Crocker), an Italian poet (Christopher Tomkinson), a Confucius-quoting Chinaman (Yang Li) and a hot-headed Prussian (James Millar), not to mention the Governor's terminally sozzled, Lady Bracknellian consort (Nancye Hayes).
Winnie's "been called a hobo and a tramp and down-and-out; a dipso, a wino"--some might say she's a "bag lady.