borachio

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish borracho (drunkard, wine bottle), from Latin burrus (red, flushed), from Ancient Greek πυρρός (purrhós, tawny, red).

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NounEdit

borachio (plural borachios)

  1. (obsolete) A drunkard.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:drunkard
  2. (historical) A bottle for wine made of pigskin.
    • 1631, Ben Jonson, The Devil is an Ass, act II scene I:
      Meer. Yes, / But by my way of dressing, you must know, sir, / And med'cining the leather to a height / Of improved ware, like your borachio / Of Spain, sir, I can fetch nine thousand for't