Etymology
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drinker (n.)

Old English drincere, "one who drinks," agent noun from drink (v.). Specifically of habitual consumers of alcoholic beverages from c. 1200.

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Definitions of drinker

drinker (n.)
a person who drinks liquids;
drinker (n.)
a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess);
Synonyms: imbiber / toper / juicer
From wordnet.princeton.edu