Quite a few people just spell "A A" to mean alcoholic.
The general sign for alcoholic is to use an "A" hand. Pretend it is a bottle. Hold
it up and move it down and toward your mouth as if you were going to take a
drink but missed. Then change your hands into "flat hands" and show the
Let's take a look at this sign frame by frame:
Question: Are there other ways to sign "alcoholic?"
Answer: Well, there are almost always other ways to sign anything. You
might see this sign done with a "Y" handshape instead of the "A" handshape.
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