Origin of Words: Borracho Posted by Adir on Feb 8, 2010 in Spanish Culture, Spanish Vocabulary
In many rural regions of Spain, wine is still served in leather bota bags (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bota_bag), which in the 15th century were called borrachas, in Catalan.
Borracha comes from botella (bottle) y morratxa (a type of laboratory bottle). Later, the word borracho was used to talk about a drunkard, someone who was lleno de vino (full of wine).
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