Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who suffers from an irresistible and insatiable craving for intoxicants.
  • Of or pertaining to dipsomania.

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

  • noun One who has an irrepressible desire for alcoholic drinks.

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

  • noun One with a morbid paroxysmal craving for alcohol; an alcoholic.
  • noun A persistently drunken person; a drunkard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

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Examples

  • 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.

    Mankind in the Making

  • 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.

    Mankind in the Making

  • In the first place, I am convinced that not one man in ten thousand or in a hundred thousand is a genuine, chemical dipsomaniac.

    Chapter 39

  • 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.

    Chapter 38

  • 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.

    Chapter 1

  • She has played incestuous mothers and hardcore depressives and dipsomaniac good-time girls.

    Julianne Moore: 'I'm going to cry. Sorry'

  • I have no word to say for or about the microscopically unimportant excessivist, the dipsomaniac.

    Chapter 2

  • And no, it's not that ankle-monitored dipsomaniac Lindsay Lohan.

    Revenge Of The Broads

  • In particular, she resented his insinuation that she was a dipsomaniac.

    Storyteller

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