Simple Definition of drunken
: drunk or often becoming drunk
: caused by drinking too much alcohol
: involving people who are drunk
Full Definition of drunken
1 : drunk 1 <a drunken driver>
2 obsolete : saturated with liquid
3 a : given to habitual excessive use of alcohol b : of, relating to, or characterized by intoxication <they come from … broken homes, drunken homes — P. B. Gilliam> c : resulting from or as if from intoxication <a drunken brawl>
4 : unsteady or lurching as if from alcoholic intoxication
Examples of drunken in a sentence
The streets were filled with drunken revelers on New Year's Eve.
He lives in an apartment with his drunken mother.
He fell into a drunken stupor.
A drunken brawl broke out at the bar.
Origin of drunken
Middle English, from Old English druncen, from past participle of drincan to drink
First Known Use: before 12th century
DRUNKEN Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of drunken
1: drunk 1 <a drunken driver>
2a: given to habitual excessive use of alcoholb: of, relating to, or characterized by intoxication <drunken parties>c: resulting from or as if from intoxication <a drunken stupor>
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