a person who frequents barrooms.
Contemporary Examples

In early April 1949, the petite 18-year-old barfly was found in a shallow grave in the desert of southern New Mexico.
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noun (pl) -flies
(informal) a person who frequents bars

“habitual drunkard,” 1910, from bar (n.2) + fly (n.).


A heavy drinker; lush, souse (1910+)


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