noun, plural vi·nos. Informal.

  1. wine; specifically, red Italian wine, as chianti.

  1. variant of vini-.


  1. in wine there is truth.

noun plural -nos

  1. an informal word for wine

  1. in wine there is truth; people speak the truth when they are drunk

“inferior wine,” 1919, colloquial, from the Italian and Spanish word for “wine,” from Latin vinum (see vine).

A Latin phrase suggesting that people are more likely to say what they really feel under the influence of alcohol. It means, “There is truth in wine.”

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