from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who is habitually drunk.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One given to an excessive use of strong drink; a person who is habitually or frequently drunk; an inebriate.
- noun [plural] The marsh-marigold.
- noun [plural] The wintergreen or checkerberry, Gaultheria procumbens.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who habitually drinks strong liquors immoderately; one whose habit it is to get drunk; a toper; a sot.
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- noun somewhat derogatory A person who is habitually drunk.
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- noun a chronic drinker
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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.
Leap Year -- Day John 2008
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.
Madeleine: An Autobiography Madeleine 1919
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 SOURCE of MIRACLES KATHLEEN MCGOWAN 2009
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,
Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales Robert L. Taylor
The drunkard is a detriment in business; a disgrace to his friends; the shame and sorrow of his wife and children.
Watch Yourself Go By Ben W. [Illustrator] Warden
The first step in the evolution of the drunkard is the first untimely meal drawn from the breast of the mother.
The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure Edward Hooker Dewey
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.