Definition of Drunkard

1. Noun. A chronic drinker.

Exact synonyms: Drunk, Inebriate, Rummy, Sot, Wino
Specialized synonyms: Alcoholic, Alky, Boozer, Dipsomaniac, Lush, Soaker, Souse
Generic synonyms: Drinker, Imbiber, Juicer, Toper
Derivative terms: Drunk, Drink, Inebriate, Inebriate

Definition of Drunkard

1. n. One who habitually drinks strong liquors immoderately; one whose habit it is to get drunk; a toper; a sot.

Definition of Drunkard

1. Noun. (''somewhat derogatory'') A person who is habitually drunk. ¹

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Definition of Drunkard

1. one who is habitually drunk [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Drunkard

drunk and disorderly
drunk as Chloe
drunk as a lord
drunk as a skunk
drunk dial
drunk driver
drunk drivers
drunk driving
drunk tank
drunk tanks
drunkard (current term)
drunken reveler
drunken reveller
drunken revelry
drunken trees

Literary usage of Drunkard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"The 5th section defines a drunkard to be ... The law now under consideration, in so far as it relates to the liberty of the drunkard, does not require the ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1888)
"To convict a man of the offence of being a common drunkard, it is at the least necessary to show that he is an habitual drunkard. ..."

3. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1920)
"Effect of adjudication as habitual drunkard. Many jurisdictions provide for a proceeding resembling an inquisition in lunacy, by which one who is given over ..."

4. The Liquor Problem in All Ages by Daniel Dorchester (1888)
"3. The confirmed drunkard's stomach. 4. The drunkard's ... .V I" . drunkard's stomach after a debauch. Л. The drunkard's stomach in a cancerous state. 7. ..."

5. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1898)
"N HEN I married a drunkard, I reached the acme of misery. I was young, and oh, so happy! ... He as a drunkard, and I knew it—knew it, but did not understand ..."

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