bibulous

adjective
bib·​u·​lous | \ ˈbi-byə-ləs How to pronounce bibulous (audio) \

Definition of bibulous

1 : highly absorbent
2a : fond of alcoholic beverages
b : of, relating to, or marked by the consumption of alcoholic beverages

Other Words from bibulous

bibulously adverb
bibulousness noun

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Examples of bibulous in a Sentence

special drying cloths that are so bibulous that they can absorb 10 times their weight in water a campaign to make the bibulous fraternity brother a collegiate archetype of the past
Recent Examples on the Web From that bibulous beginning, Mr. Epstein became a driving force behind the Library of America, which published its first books in 1979. Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2022 Aside from his bibulous peculiarities, Old Roy is generous, brave, courteous and a keen lover of fun. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Jan. 2018 But how differently would the Iron Lady have handled Brexit or Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU’s bibulous president? Philip Delves Broughton, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2018 Aside from his bibulous peculiarities, Old Roy is generous, brave, courteous and a keen lover of fun. John Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Jan. 2018 Old-school voters expecting him to reinstate the fading habit of the long and bibulous lunch may have to wait. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of bibulous

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bibulous

Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink — more at potable

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The first known use of bibulous was in 1675

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“Bibulous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bibulous. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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bibulous

adjective
bib·​u·​lous | \ ˈbib-yə-ləs How to pronounce bibulous (audio) \

Medical Definition of bibulous

: highly absorbent bibulous paper

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