[late 17C–late 19C] brandy or any hard liquor.
[1920s+] (UK society) drunk.
1. [late 17C–late 19C] a male lover of brandy.
2. [18C] a gin-drinker.
3. [mid-19C; 1940s] (US gang) a drunkard.
1. [late 17C–mid-18C] a set of rakes whose favourite tipple is brandy.
2. [18C] a club of gin-drinkers.
[early 18C–late 19C] a female lover of brandy.