from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang One who frequents drinking establishments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a person who spends much time in a bar or similar drinking establishment


bar +‎ fly (Wiktionary)



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  • 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