drunkard


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drunk·ard

 (drŭng′kərd)
n.
One who is habitually drunk.

drunkard

(ˈdrʌŋkəd)
n
a person who is frequently or habitually drunk

drunk•ard

(ˈdrʌŋ kərd)

n.
a person who is habitually drunk.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drunkard - a chronic drinkerdrunkard - a chronic drinker      
alcoholic, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, souse, soaker - a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
imbiber, juicer, toper, drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)

drunkard

noun drunk, alcoholic, soak (slang), drinker, lush (slang), carouser, sot, tippler, toper, wino (informal), dipsomaniac Although he liked a drink, he was never a drunkard.

drunkard

noun
A person who is habitually drunk:
Translations
سِكّير
alkoholikopilec
drukkenbolt
pijanacpijanica
részegesiszákoskorhely
fyllibytta, alkóhólisti

drunkard

[ˈdrʌŋkəd] Nborracho/a m/f

drunkard

[ˈdrʌŋkərd] nivrogne mfdrunk driver n (mainly US)conducteur/trice m/f en état d'ivressedrunk driving n (mainly US)conduite f en état d'ivresse
to be accused of drunk driving → être accusé(e) d'avoir conduit en état d'ivresse

drunkard

nTrinker(in) m(f), → Säufer(in) m(f) (inf)

drunkard

[ˈdrʌŋkəd] nbeone/a, ubriacone/a

drunk

(draŋk) verb
see drink.
adjective
overcome by having too much alcohol. A drunk man fell off the bus; drunk with success.
noun
a drunk person, especially one who is often drunk.
ˈdrunkard (-kəd) noun
a person who is often drunk. I'm afraid he's turning into a drunkard.
ˈdrunken adjective
1. drunk. drunken soldiers.
2. caused by being drunk. a drunken sleep.
drunken ˈdriving noun
(also drunk driving) driving under the influence of alcohol.
ˈdrunkenness noun
References in classic literature ?
"MY friend," said a distinguished officer of the Salvation Army, to a Most Wicked Sinner, "I was once a drunkard, a thief, an assassin.
The yet levelled musket shook like a drunkard's arm against the panel;
He opened the glass of the dull lamp, whose wick, burnt up and swollen like a drunkard's nose, came flying off in little carbuncles at the candle's touch, and scattering hot sparks about, rendered it matter of some difficulty to kindle the lazy taper; when a noise, as of a man snoring deeply some steps higher up, caused him to pause and listen.
By that time, I was staggering on the kitchen floor like a little drunkard, through having been newly set upon my feet, and through having been fast asleep, and through waking in the heat and lights and noise of tongues.
Yes, it is even said of me that I am "united to a drunkard." What a thing to hear!
The subject was a German who kept a liquor-shop aud was an inveterate drunkard.
John was no drunkard, though he could at times exceed; and the picture of Houston drinking neat spirits at his hall-table struck him with something like disgust.
To Trent, who had known him for years as a broken-down hanger-on of the settlement at Buckomari, a drunkard, gambler, a creature to all appearance hopelessly gone under, this look and this almost passionate appeal were like a revelation.
"And so," she said, "here we are, ruined in the prime of our youth and strength, you by a drunkard, and I by a fool; it is very hard." We both felt in ourselves that we were not what we had been.
"Father is a drunkard and a thief; I am a beggar, and the husband of my sister is a usurer," continued Gania, bitterly.
Behind Ed Griffith's saloon old Jerry Bird the town drunkard lay asleep on the ground.
Hearing the yell the officer turned round, and at the same moment Pierre threw himself on the drunkard. Just when Pierre snatched at and struck up the pistol Makar Alexeevich at last got his fingers on the trigger, there was a deafening report, and all were enveloped in a cloud of smoke.