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

Examples of drinker in a Sentence

I'm not much of a drinker. Most of his friends are drinkers.
Recent Examples on the Web Whether this is a good or bad thing depends on the drinker and their preferences. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 17 July 2022 French presses come in a variety of sizes, from 12 ounces (which is great for a solo drinker) to 34 ounces, enough for four cups of coffee. Myo Quinn, Good Housekeeping, 14 July 2022 The other side of the outdoorsy, hike-going dad coin may be the brooding espresso drinker who wakes up early to read and journal. Anna Tingley, Variety, 18 May 2022 The coffee maker has a 72-ounce water reservoir that's ideal for people who drink several cups of coffee per day or for households with more than one coffee drinker. Better Homes & Gardens, 15 July 2022 There’s a coffee subscription for every kind of coffee drinker, and Atlas is for those who want to sample beans from all over the world. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 12 July 2022 Any regular coffee drinker knows how long the wait can feel for that first cup in the morning. Rennie Dyball, PEOPLE.com, 11 July 2022 From the beans to the brewing method, and the milk to the drinking vessel, every devoted coffee drinker has quirks and preferences that help make the daily ritual their own. Leah Koenig, Forbes, 29 June 2021 Hernandez was a gruff old guy, and a heavy drinker, but Anarchy Row is a relatively welcoming place. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 23 June 2022 See More

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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 11 Aug. 2022.

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