drink·​er | \ ˈdriŋ-kər How to pronounce drinker (audio) \

Definition of drinker

1a : one that drinks
b : a person who drinks alcoholic beverages especially to a notable degree a heavy drinker

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Examples of drinker in a Sentence

I'm not much of a drinker. Most of his friends are drinkers.
Recent Examples on the Web With campaigns like this angled at winning over an important drinker demographic, the brand seems to be moving full speed ahead. Kate Dingwall, Forbes, 25 May 2021 The eye-opener appears to be designed with a longshoreman or heavy drinker in mind. Washington Post, 21 May 2021 Flores was awkward, a heavy drinker who didn’t seem to understand or respect boundaries, said one woman, who asked not to be identified because Flores’ relatives still live at the property. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2021 Tea Drops are bagless, dissolvable tea blends for the modern tea drinker. Meimei Fox, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 If placed on the edge of a glass, the citrus’ bright aroma will hit the drinker first, mingling with the flavor of the drink from the first sip. Rebekah Peppler, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2021 After a full week of reader/drinker nominations, the field of 32 beers for our 2021 Cincinnati's Favorite Beer championship has been set! Rasputin Todd, The Enquirer, 7 Mar. 2021 Beyond that, Champagne has something of an image problem: The American Champagne drinker is older, or at least assumed to be. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2021 But there are a few reasons this argument is misleading: For one thing, the average Oatly drinker likely isn't dumping that much milk into their morning coffee. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of drinker

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

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“Drinker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drinker. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of drinker

: a person who drinks alcohol especially in large amounts
: a person who drinks a particular beverage

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