S: AACAP – https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/facts_for_families/17_children_of_alcoholics.pdf (last access: 7 May 2020); NCBI – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4013870 (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 – https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=alcoholic + https://www.etymonline.com/word/alcohol + https://www.etymonline.com/word/-ic (last access: 6 February 2020). 2. MW – https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alcoholic (last access: 8 May 2020). 3. TERMIUM PLUS – https://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-eng.html?lang=eng&i=1&srchtxt=alcoh%C3%B3lico&codom2nd_wet=1#resultrecs (last access: 7 May 2020).
SYN: alcohol addict, wine addict. (depending on context)
S: Cosnautas/Libro rojo (last access: 8 May 2020)