GC: n

S: AACAP – (last access: 7 May 2020); NCBI – (last access: 7 May 2020).

N: 1. From alcohol [1540s (early 15c. as alcofol), “fine powder produced by sublimation,” from Medieval Latin alcohol “powdered ore of antimony,” from Arabic al-kuhul “kohl,” the fine metallic powder used to darken the eyelids, from kahala “to stain, paint.” The al- is the Arabic definite article, “the”] + -ic [from French -ique and directly from Latin -icus or from cognate Greek -ikos “in the manner of; pertaining to.” From PIE adjective suffix -(i)ko, which also yielded Slavic -isku, adjectival suffix indicating origin, the source of the -sky (Russian -skii) in many surnames. In chemistry, indicating a higher valence than names in -ous].
Noun sense of “one who is addicted to drinking in excess, chronic drunkard, old rounder” is recorded from 1891; an earlier term for one was alcoholist (1877 in clinical writing, earlier in temperance literature this word simply meant “a drinker of alcohol”).

2. As an adjective: of, relating to, or caused by alcohol; containing alcohol; affected with alcoholism.

As a noun: a person affected with alcoholism.

3. A person who is addicted to alcohol.

S: 1. OED – + + (last access: 6 February 2020). 2. MW – (last access: 8 May 2020). 3. TERMIUM PLUS – (last access: 7 May 2020).

SYN: alcohol addict, wine addict. (depending on context)

S: Cosnautas/Libro rojo (last access: 8 May 2020)

CR: alcohol, alcoholism.