American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who is habitually drunk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One given to an excessive use of strong drink; a person who is habitually or frequently drunk; an inebriate.
- n. [plural] The marsh-marigold.
- n. [plural] The wintergreen or checkerberry, Gaultheria procumbens.
- n. somewhat derogatory A person who is habitually drunk.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who habitually drinks strong liquors immoderately; one whose habit it is to get drunk; a toper; a sot.
- n. a chronic drinker
- drunk + -ard (“pejorative agent suffix”) (Wiktionary)
“My own reaction was, the protective reaction of the son whose father, the chronic drunkard, is first espied unsteady on his feet by someone from whom one has greatly cared to conceal the fact.”
“July 28, 2005 10: 45 the drunkard: is that a Daft Punk sample at the end?”
“And the voice of reason whispered: Every drunkard is going to quit drinking.”
“A drunkard is a fool, and a fool he is likely to be.”
“145: I long to heare him call the drunkard husband,”
“He was also called a drunkard because he drank wine and dined with those who were considered “unclean” Matthew 11:19 and Luke 7:34.”
“The effects on individuals, families and generations, born and unborn, cannot be exaggerated; and the drunkard is a tempter of God and the curse of society.”
“A little below the plane of the drunkard is the dude, that missing link between monkey and man, whose dream of happiness is a single eye-glass,”
“The drunkard is a detriment in business; a disgrace to his friends; the shame and sorrow of his wife and children.”
“The first step in the evolution of the drunkard is the first untimely meal drawn from the breast of the mother.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘drunkard’.
The derogatory suffix -ard, now used in just a few words though previously very productive.
a partaker of a dram too many. consult also whichbe's Drunkie list
Words from the songs of Frank Black, a.k.a. Black Francis
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one who is or does too much
This is an unbiased list of words I have heard being used to describe me. Mind you, I don't think I am all of these things, but others do, and that's worth something.
An assortment of ruffians, villains and scamps.
(who are remarkably endearing for all they are bad seeds...)
Looking for tweets for drunkard.