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
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
Medical Definition of drunken
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up drunken? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).