drinker

noun
drink·​er | \ˈdriŋ-kər \

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.

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Coupette —the East End bar, run by Savoy hotel alum Chris Moore, has dazzled drinkers with its focus on French liqueurs and eau de vie. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Is Officially the Best Bar in the World," 4 Oct. 2018 Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up. Lindsey Tanner, courant.com, "Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity," 3 July 2018 Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up. Linsey Tanner, chicagotribune.com, "Another study shows coffee may boost longevity — even decaf," 3 July 2018 Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up. Lindsey Tanner, BostonGlobe.com, "Drinking up to 8 cups of coffee a day might help you live longer, new study says," 3 July 2018 Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up. Lindsey Tanner, The Seattle Times, "Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity," 2 July 2018 Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up. CBS News, "Coffee may boost chances for a longer life, study shows," 2 July 2018 Driving home his preference for ales over harder liquors could have been a device to downplay the allegations that Kavanaugh was known as a heavy drinker. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Brett Kavanaugh Mentioned Beer 30 Times During the Senate Hearing. But Why?," 28 Sep. 2018 Jack’s not a huge beer drinker, but the theme was apropos — so each guest brought a bottle of beer as a gift, and/or made a donation to Our Towns Habitat’s Women Build program (more than $2,500 was collected). Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "She did what she could to keep her 99-year-old dad from skydiving. He jumped anyway.," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of drinker

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

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

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drinker

noun

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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