Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who suffers from an irresistible and insatiable craving for intoxicants.
- Of or pertaining to dipsomania.
- n. One with a morbid paroxysmal craving for alcohol; an alcoholic.
- n. A persistently drunken person; a drunkard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who has an irrepressible desire for alcoholic drinks.
- n. a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
“A self-indulgent rather unsocial habit-forming man may very easily become what is called a dipsomaniac, no doubt, but that is not the same thing as an inherited specific craving.”
“She has played incestuous mothers and hardcore depressives and dipsomaniac good-time girls.”
“In the first place, I am convinced that not one man in ten thousand or in a hundred thousand is a genuine, chemical dipsomaniac.”
“I survived, through no personal virtue, but because I did not have the chemistry of a dipsomaniac and because I possessed an organism unusually resistant to the ravages of John Barleycorn.”
“You have shown yourself no alcoholic, no dipsomaniac, but merely an habitual drinker, one who has made John Barleycorn's acquaintance through long years of rubbing shoulders with him.”
“I have no word to say for or about the microscopically unimportant excessivist, the dipsomaniac.”
“And no, it's not that ankle-monitored dipsomaniac Lindsay Lohan.”
“In particular, she resented his insinuation that she was a dipsomaniac.”
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“Alone, George Schuyler became a dedicated dipsomaniac, who had been dead for several days before being discovered.”
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a partaker of a dram too many. consult also whichbe's Drunkie list
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