1. a kitchen appliance for extracting juice from fruits and vegetables.
  2. Theater Slang. a stage electrician who works on the lighting of motion-picture, television, and theatrical sets.
  3. Slang. a person who drinks alcohol heavily and usually habitually.


  1. a kitchen appliance, usually operated by electricity, for extracting juice from fruits and vegetablesAlso called: juice extractor

agent noun from juice (v.). From 1928 as “electrician,” by 1967 as “alcoholic;” from 1938 as the name of an appliance for extracting juice.

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