boozehound

noun

booze·​hound ˈbüz-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce boozehound (audio)

Examples of boozehound in a Sentence

he's a famous writer and an infamous boozehound
Recent Examples on the Web Before becoming the bloodshot boozehound on Shameless, Oscar nominee William H. Macy already had a prolific career, starring in major films like Fargo (1996) Boogie Nights (1997), Air Force One (1997), Pleasantville (1998), Jurassic Park III (2001), and Seabiscuit (2003). Huntley Woods, EW.com, 13 Nov. 2023 Her supervisor is habitually late boozehound Inspector Stoppard, played by a miscast Sam Rockwell, whose accent work isn’t bad, but who nonetheless lacks the quintessentially British qualities required for a role that would have been a better fit for a David Tennant, Ewan McGregor or Rhys Ifans. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Sep. 2022 There is hardly a paragraph in which Berryman—poet, pedagogue, boozehound, and symphonic self-destroyer—may not be heard straining toward the condition of music. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 12 Oct. 2020 Sotto’s restaurant has had one of Los Angeles’s most relevant bar programs for years, and boozehounds will love their extensive selection of hard-to-find Italian amaros, and the seasonal cocktails. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Feb. 2018 Before you pigeonhole me as a full-on dipsomaniac (that’s a fancy way to say boozehound), allow me to explain that many rum distilleries in Martinique offer more than a linoleum tasting counter and a gift shop. Christopher Muther, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Mar. 2018 And for true boozehounds, mix 2 parts Del Maguey Vida mezcal, 1 part Aperol, and a bit of dry vermouth to make a Santa's Little Helper. Ross McCammon, GQ, 27 Oct. 2017 A six-pack goes for £30, or about $37 for the American boozehounds. Caroline Picard, House Beautiful, 14 Nov. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boozehound was in 1911

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“Boozehound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boozehound. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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