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Originally: an advocate of the freedom to drink alcoholic drinks, a person who is against prohibition (now historical). In later use also: a person addicted to alcoholic drink.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joaquin Miller (1837–1913). From alcohol + -ist, after alcoholism.
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