Definition of Drinker

1. Noun. A person who drinks liquids.

Generic synonyms: Consumer
Specialized synonyms: Gulper, Guzzler, Quaffer, Sipper, Sucker
Derivative terms: Drink

2. Noun. A person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess).

Definition of Drinker

1. n. One who drinks; as, the effects of tea on the drinker; also, one who drinks spirituous liquors to excess; a drunkard.

Definition of Drinker

1. Noun. Agent noun of drink; someone or something that drinks. ¹

2. Noun. Someone who drinks alcoholic beverages on a regular basis, especially when to an extent that is likely to impair his or her well-being. ¹

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Definition of Drinker

1. one that drinks [n -S] - See also: drinks

Medical Definition of Drinker

1. One who drinks; as, the effects of tea on the drinker; also, one who drinks spirituous liquors to excess; a drunkard. Drinker moth, a large British moth (Odonestis potatoria). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drinker

drink someone under the table
drink the Kool-Aid
drink the Kool Aid
drink to
drink up
drinker (current term)
drinking-up time
drinking age
drinking behaviour

Literary usage of Drinker

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1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1883)
"The large folio of Mr. Henry S. drinker, of Philadelphia, ... It is quite evident, even without reading his Preface, that Mr. drinker must have given many ..."

2. History of the Lackawanna Valley by Horace Hollister (1885)
"No attention of the white man was directed to the tract until 1787. During this year, and that of 1791, Henry drinker, Sr., of Philadelphia, father of the ..."

3. History of the Court of Common Pleas of the City and County of New York by James Wilton Brooks (1896)
"The consideration of the charges against Justice drinker was set down for the ... TRIAL OF JUSTICE drinker. On the 24th of April the Court proceeded to the ..."

4. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1851)
"TENANTRY CUSTOMS IN SUSSEX- THE drinker ACRES. BY MB. WILLIAM PIGG. ... In Kingston the custom connected with the drinker appears to have been discontinued ..."

5. History of the Portrait Collection, Independence National Historical Park by Doris Devine Fanelli (2001)
"JAMES MADISON (1751-1836) 2. by Catherine A. drinker, after Gilbert Stuart, ... drinker copied Gilbert Stuart's 1804 portrait of Madison (now owned by the ..."

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