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1. Given to or marked by the consumption of alcoholic drink: a bibulous fellow; a bibulous evening.
2. Very absorbent, as paper or soil.
addicted to alcohol
[C17: from Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink]
bib•u•lous(ˈbɪb yə ləs)
1. fond of or addicted to drink.
2. absorbent; spongy.
[1665–75; < Latin bibulus=bib(ere) to drink + -ulus -ulous]
bib′u•lous•ness, bib`u•los′i•ty (-ˈlɒs ɪ ti) n.
bibulous- First meant "absorbent, like a sponge," and later figuratively meant "addicted to alcohol."
See also related terms for sponge.
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|Adj.||1.||bibulous - given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol; "a bibulous fellow"; "a bibulous evening"; "his boozy drinking companions"; "thick boozy singing"; "a drunken binge"; "two drunken gentlemen holding each other up"; "sottish behavior"|