squeeze-grape

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Etymology[edit]

squeeze +‎ grape

Noun[edit]

squeeze-grape (plural squeeze-grapes)

  1. (obsolete) A drunkard.
    • 1623, Mabbe, James, transl., The Rogue: or The Life of Guzman de Alfarache, translation of Guzmán de Alfarache by Mateo Alemán, page 33:
      He was a notable squeeze-grape, a huge quaffer, his glasse should bee alway brim-full, and he would vp with it de profundis; his vsuall draught was a large pint & a halfe: and hauing drunke liberally before he came to the rack, think∣ing that would haue made him lesse sensible of his paine, he confest at the first, whatsoeuer they would haue him.

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