Definition of alcoholist in English:

alcoholist

noun

historical
  • 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.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joaquin Miller (1837–1913). From alcohol + -ist, after alcoholism.

Pronunciation

alcoholist

/ˌalkəˈhɒlɪst/