Definition of vino in US English:


nounPlural vinos

  • Wine, especially that which is cheap or of inferior quality.

    • ‘The flashy looking vinos - with easy to remember brand names and grape varieties everyone is comfy with - appeal to many only because they offend none.’
    • ‘Ben had just got in from a gig and a couple of bottles of vino and so he, Sarah, Marky and I stayed up chatting, drinking and playing games until the wee small hours.’
    • ‘Anyway, whether it is wise or not, I am at home with a glass of vino (and sadly only half a glass left in the bottle with no more in the house) thinking about my time in Plymouth, and particularly this flat.’
    • ‘Cook a meal for two and share it bistro-style, complete with candles, freshly picked flowers and a bottle of cheap vino!’
    • ‘There is indeed an awful lot of veritas in vino but it's not overly well controlled and can't write for toffee.’
    • ‘Christmas Day can be a maelstrom, so don't complicate things with your choice of vino.’
    • ‘Your spouse needs to be very careful with the vino.’
    • ‘Changing tastes in grape variety have also conspired against the humble canned vino.’
    • ‘If you are a bit of a vino connoisseur then the new Newbridge wine club, which is to be set up shortly, could be just for you.’
    • ‘Did anyone ever warn you than a bottle of vino contains something like 2,000 calories?’
    • ‘We Brits seem to favour eight pints of lager over a bottle of vino at the local tandoori.’
    • ‘One member of our party was allergic to the sulfates in cheap red vino, so she ordered a bottle of San Pellegrino.’
    • ‘If you ask for vino, you get an entire bottle of red wine with your lunch.’
    • ‘The wine enhances the food without overwhelming it, and the food softens and accentuates the subtle nuances of the vino.’
    • ‘True or not, it's certainly a great excuse to stick to the old vino.’
    • ‘After the explosions we all went in for a traditional bonfire night pie and pea supper (with seconds for fat lads) and a few beers and vinos.’
    • ‘On getting home we decided we hadn't had half enough to drink so polished off two more bottles of local vino, more beer and ended up in the pool again at midnight.’
    • ‘There were about 35 of us there, lots of friendly people, some gorgeous food, plentiful vino and lots of cheesy dancing!’
    • ‘All the fans of primo vino out there may be interested to learn of the launch of a new wine circle in the town.’
    • ‘While I polished off the vino, Judi finished with a manageable baked coconut and lime dessert, which she reckoned was more figure-friendly than the white chocolate and whisky bread-and-butter pudding.’


Spanish and Italian, ‘wine’.