from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who frequents drinking establishments.

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  • noun slang a person who spends much time in a bar or similar drinking establishment


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bar +‎ fly



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  • madmouth, I am pleased to have tickled you. (In a purely notional sense, of course. No touching involved. Kept my hands in my pockets.)

    May 31, 2018

  • Bwahahahahaaa this one is my favorite

    May 31, 2018

  • There once was a drunk named McCarthy

    Consuming all alcohol snarfly.

    His limit once struck

    He’d quickly upchuck

    Sustaining his drinking bouts barfly.

    May 30, 2018

  • I prefer bar-fly.

    May 30, 2018

  • Someone who drinks a lot.

    July 22, 2008

  • Excellent! A non-barfly sentence indeed.

    January 7, 2008

  • It would make a good adverb, too

    "Please desist" I said to the dissolute busker, "you play so barfly".

    January 5, 2008

  • Yes, but it sounds good that way, doesn't it? ;-)

    January 5, 2008

  • I was quite advanced in years before I realized that this word was not an adjective.

    January 5, 2008