drinker


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drink·er

 (drĭng′kər)
n.
1. One that drinks.
2. One who drinks alcoholic liquors, especially habitually or excessively: a hard drinker.

drinker

(ˈdrɪŋkə)
n
1. a person who drinks, esp a person who drinks alcohol habitually
2. (Animals) short for drinker moth

drink•er

(ˈdrɪŋ kər)

n.
1. one that drinks.
2. a person who drinks alcohol habitually or to excess.
[before 950]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drinker - a person who drinks liquidsdrinker - a person who drinks liquids    
consumer - a person who uses goods or services
gulper, guzzler - a drinker who swallows large amounts greedily
quaffer - a person who drinks heartily
sipper - a drinker who sips
sucker - a drinker who sucks (as at a nipple or through a straw)
2.drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
consumer - a person who uses goods or services
bar fly - a drinker who frequents bars
ale drinker, beer drinker - someone whose favorite drink is beer or ale
drunk - someone who is intoxicated
drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, wino - a chronic drinker
guzzler - someone who drinks heavily (especially alcoholic beverages); "he's a beer guzzler every night"
moderationist - a moderate drinker (as opposed to a total abstainer)
bacchanal, bacchant, drunken reveler, drunken reveller - someone who engages in drinking bouts
social drinker, tippler - someone who drinks liquor repeatedly in small quantities
carouser, wassailer - someone who enjoys riotous drinking
abstinent, nondrinker, abstainer - a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages

drinker

noun alcoholic, drunk, boozer (informal), soak (slang), lush (slang), toper, sponge (informal), guzzler, drunkard, sot, tippler, wino (informal), inebriate, dipsomaniac, bibber I'm not a heavy drinker.
Translations

drinker

[ˈdrɪŋkəʳ] Nbebedor(a) m/f
he was a heavy drinkerera un bebedor empedernido

drinker

[ˈdrɪŋkər] n
[alcohol] → buveur/euse m/f
a heavy drinker → une personne qui boit beaucoup
(= regular consumer) tea drinker → buveur/euse m/f de thé
beer drinker → buveur/euse m/f de bière

drinker

nTrinker(in) m(f); he’s a heavy drinkerer ist ein starker Trinker

drinker

[ˈdrɪŋkəʳ] nbevitore/trice
a heavy drinker → un forte bevitore

drinker

a. bebedor, tomador.
References in classic literature ?
After this, Legree became a harder drinker than ever before.
And so the mighty drinker was added to the company; and the ship flew farther, and even farther, till again the Simpleton looked out, and this time he saw a man dragging a bundle of wood, walking through the forest beneath them.
In fact, to speak in his own style, 'under a bad cloak there's often a good drinker.
That is my failing--a capital failing, I admit; but with that exception, I am a good drinker.
But where is the drinker of elephant's blood--the red-eyed thorn?
Pierre knew that Makar Alexeevich was Joseph Bazdeev's half-insane brother and a hard drinker.
Instead, he was that direst of all drinkers, the steady drinker, deliberate and controlled, who averaged a far higher quantity of alcohol than the irregular and violent drinker.
He had had no warnings, and he had concluded as a matter of course that Bunster would be like other white men, a drinker of much whiskey, a ruler and a lawgiver who always kept his word and who never struck a boy undeserved.
The weasel was a drinker of blood, and it was ever her preference to drink from the throat of life itself.
Its virtue depends, they say, on the drinker filling it himself; so you must learn to milk.
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.
We learn from them that he was vain and boastful, a loud talker and a deep drinker.