social drinker


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms.

social drinker

n.
A person who drinks alcoholic beverages in moderation, chiefly when socializing.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.social drinker - someone who drinks liquor repeatedly in small quantities
imbiber, juicer, toper, drinker - a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

social drinker

n to be a social drinkerbere solo in compagnia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
The researchers' hypothesized high-risk drinkers would assess the messages less favorably than the abstainers or social drinkers, while females would rate the messages more positively than males.
It's a hickory daiquiri, doc." WORST PUB JOKES "I'M just a social drinker. Every time someone says 'I'll have a drink' I reply: 'Social I.' A MAN walks into a pub.
From the young child who insists that his parents haven't separated even though his father has moved out, to the alcoholic who swears he is just a social drinker, to the president who declares "mission accomplished" when it isn't, denial permeates every facet of life.
to drive is usually what's called a casual or social drinker. This concept describes many of us.
The third group was a collection of social drinkers. A social drinker, as defined by the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, is an individual who consumes 14 drinks or fewer per week (11).
Most people in my position can never comprehend how a social drinker can have just one glass of wine--it just doesn't compute.
Yes, the cruise ship is the last bastion of the social drinker. Once the backbone of America, social drinkers have fallen on hard days.
If that view is correct, it will be difficult to differentiate between the job performance of the social drinker and that of the early-stage alcoholic.
Chris, from Llannor near Pwllheli said: "I started out as a social drinker when I was about 17 years old.
Now I'm strictly a social drinker; if there were no pubs I wouldn't drink.
January 2003 Enters rehab clinic after admitting problem as a "serious social drinker"