Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who drinks with another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare One who drinks with another.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who drinks with another; a fellow drinker

Etymologies

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From Latin com- (equivalent to English com- or con-) + potator ("drinker"), from potare ("to drink").

Examples

  • This amusement is superintended by the Friar, according to the recurrence of certain fustian words, to be repeated by every compotator in turn before he drank — a species of High Jinks, as it were, by which they regulated their potations, as toasts were given in latter times.

    Ivanhoe

  • Dennison, who desires to be remembered to you, would be rejoiced to see his old compotator; but as I am now stationary, I expect regular answers to the epistles of

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • On the present occasion, the revel had lasted since four o’clock, and at length, under the direction of a venerable compotator who had shared the sports and festivity of three generations, the frolicsome company had begun to practise the ancient and now forgotten pastime of High Jinks.

    Chapter XXXVI

  • Friar, according to the recurrence of certain fustian words, to be repeated by every compotator in turn before he drank --- a species of

    Ivanhoe

  • Friar, according to the recurrence of certain fustian words, to be repeated by every compotator in turn before he drank -- - a species of High Jinks, as it were, by which they regulated their potations, as toasts were given in latter times.

    Ivanhoe. A Romance

  • On the present occasion the revel had lasted since four o'clock, and at length, under the direction of a venerable compotator, who had shared the sports and festivity of three generations, the frolicsome company had begun to practise the ancient and now forgotten pastime of HIGH JINKS.

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • This amusement is superintended by the Friar, according to the recurrence of certain fustian words, to be repeated by every compotator in turn before he drank -- a species of High Jinks, as it were, by which they regulated their potations, as toasts were given in latter times.

    Ivanhoe

  • On the present occasion the revel had lasted since four o'clock, and at length, under the direction of a venerable compotator, who had shared the sports and festivity of three generations, the frolicsome company had begun to practise the ancient and now forgotten pastime of HIGH JINKS.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 02

  • On the present occasion the revel had lasted since four o'clock, and at length, under the direction of a venerable compotator, who had shared the sports and festivity of three generations, the frolicsome company had begun to practise the ancient and now forgotten pastime of HIGH JINKS.

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • On the present occasion the revel had lasted since four o’clock, and at length, under the direction of a venerable compotator, who had shared the sports and festivity of three generations, the frolicsome company had begun to practise the ancient and now forgotten pastime of high jinks.

    Guy Mannering

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  • wow this is a cool word. And not listed yet

    June 17, 2013