One who habitually engages in the overindulgence of alcohol.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

One who habitually engages in the overindulgence of alcohol.

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  • drunkard — drunkard, inebriate, alcoholic, dipsomaniac, sot, soak, toper, tosspot, tippler designate one who drinks to excess. Drunkard and inebriate suggest the habitude of intoxication but in themselves imply nothing about the causes or effects of such… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Drunkard — Drunk ard, n. [Drunk + ard.] One who habitually drinks strong liquors immoderately; one whose habit it is to get drunk; a toper; a sot. [1913 Webster] The drunkard and glutton shall come to poverty. Prov. xxiii. 21. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drunkard — 1520s, DRONCARDE (Cf. droncarde), but probably older (attested from late 13c. as a surname, Druncard), from M.E. dronken, participial adj. from DRUNK (Cf. drunk) (q.v.) + ARD (Cf. ard) …   Etymology dictionary

  • drunkard — [druŋk′ərd] n. [ DRUNK + ARD: ? after Du dronkaard] a person who often gets drunk; inebriate …   English World dictionary

  • drunkard — /drung keuhrd/, n. a person who is habitually or frequently drunk. [1400 50; late ME; see DRUNK, ARD] Syn. toper, sot, tippler, drinker. DRUNKARD and INEBRIATE are terms for a person who drinks hard liquors habitually. DRUNKARD connotes willful… …   Universalium

  • drunkard — n. an habitual drunkard * * * [ drʌŋkəd] an habitual drunkard …   Combinatory dictionary

  • drunkard — UK [ˈdrʌŋkə(r)d] / US [ˈdrʌŋkərd] noun [countable] Word forms drunkard : singular drunkard plural drunkards someone who frequently drinks too much alcohol …   English dictionary

  • drunkard — [[t]drʌ̱ŋkə(r)d[/t]] drunkards N COUNT A drunkard is someone who frequently gets drunk …   English dictionary

  • drunkard — drunk [adj] intoxicated by alcohol bashed, befuddled, boozed up*, buzzed*, crocked*, feeling no pain*, flushed*, flying*, fuddled, glazed*, groggy, high*, inebriated, juiced*, laced*, liquored up*, lit*, lush, muddled, plastered*, potted*, seeing …   New thesaurus

  • drunkard — One who is habitually intoxicated. A common drunkard is defined by statute in some states as a person who has been convicted of drunkenness (or proved to have been drunk) a certain number of times within a limited period. Elsewhere the word… …   Black's law dictionary

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