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 ?
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.
The great majority of habitual drinkers are born not only without desire for alcohol, but with actual repugnance toward it.
It appears that the man who was lying in wait for them had also recognized them, for he slowly followed all the zigzags that the scholar caused the captain to make, who being a more hardened drinker had retained all his self-possession.
A remnant of fraternal pity, which never abandons the heart of a drinker, prompted Phoebus to roll Jehan with his foot upon one of those pillows of the poor, which Providence keeps in readiness at the corner of all the street posts of Paris, and which the rich blight with the name of "a rubbish- heap.
It was a very spacious and very low hail on the ground floor, with a vaulted ceiling whose central spring rested upon a huge pillar of wood painted yellow; tables everywhere, shining pewter jugs hanging on the walls, always a large number of drinkers, a plenty of wenches, a window on the street, a vine at the door, and over the door a flaring piece of sheet-iron, painted with an apple and a woman, rusted by the rain and turning with the wind on an iron pin.
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.
Pierre knew that Makar Alexeevich was Joseph Bazdeev's half-insane brother and a hard drinker.
The tree under which he and Raoul were seated covered them with its already thick foliage; it was a low, thick chestnut-tree, with inclined branches, that cast their shade over a table so dilapidated the drinkers had abandoned it.
The two last drinkers, instead of looking out at this window, kept up the fire.
This little coterie of friends was composed of seven famous men, who possessed many talents in common, being poets and musicians, alchemists, philosophers, and mostly hard drinkers as well.
zeta omega rho omicron tau epsilon rho omicron nu / delta epsilon / kappa epsilon rho alpha iota epsilon}, 'mix the drink livelier,' does not mean `mix it stronger' as for hard drinkers, but 'mix it quicker.
In a few moments every spring had its jovial knot of hard drinkers, with tin cup in hand, indulging in a mock carouse; quaffing, pledging, toasting, bandying jokes, singing drinking songs, and uttering peals of laughter, until it seemed as if their imaginations had given potency to the beverage, and cheated them into a fit of intoxication.