drink·​er ˈdriŋ-kər How to pronounce drinker (audio)
: one that drinks
: a person who drinks alcoholic beverages especially to a notable degree
a heavy drinker

Examples of drinker in a Sentence

I'm not much of a drinker. Most of his friends are drinkers.
Recent Examples on the Web The brand lost its No. 1 status, and the company made moves to capitulate, despite demographics showing that younger drinkers embrace diversity and inclusion. Barbara Lippert, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Feb. 2024 The brand is also balancing the demand for white spirits from younger drinkers with the need to prepare darker spirits for older, future customers—with bourbons and whiskies sometimes needing up to 20 years to mature. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2024 Trump's message comes just days before the Super Bowl, when Bud Light will return to the championship game with a humorous ad and a chance to make its pitch to hordes of beer drinkers. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 7 Feb. 2024 But supporters say the bill would ensure the safe and legal delivery of liquor by requiring each third-party driver to complete a training course on identifying underage drinkers and fake IDs. Jenna Barackman, Kansas City Star, 2 Feb. 2024 The crowd on a Saturday night is a mixture of friends, a smattering of solo drinkers and a young couple on a date, mulling whether to head to the jukebox or dartboard. Charlotte Lytton, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2024 The wine world considers bottles that cost over $10 more premium, and casual wine drinkers who started on cheaper, critter-esque wines may be graduating to Josh’s price point now. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 18 Jan. 2024 Gin drinkers will appreciate the William Grant & Sons booth, which is highlighting the signature cocktail of the Miami Open, the MO Smash: Hendrick’s gin, blood orange liqueur, sour lemonade and soda water. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Drink makers are also facing an existential threat from a growing tide of teetotalism, especially from Gen Z drinkers. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of drinker was before the 12th century

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“Drinker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drinker. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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