Definition of drunkard
: one who is habitually drunk
Examples of drunkard in a Sentence
Her father was a drunkard.
accused him of being a no-good drunkard who needed professional help for his problem
Recent Examples of drunkard from the Web
En Banc Court: Perfectly rational; drunkards endanger public safety.
The story begins during the First World War in rural Arkansas, where Jim (Norman Foster), the only child of the widow Hannah Jessop (Henrietta Crosman), wants to marry the daughter of the local drunkard.
Wars are waged by men, battles won and lost be male soldiers, barroom brawls fought by male drunkards.
There is the workaholic, the drunkard, the shrew, all with some redeeming qualities, but only just enough to be sympathetic.
Michael Patrick Gaffney makes a keenly comedic drunkard as Billy’s boss, who never stops talking about being a Yale man.
It is found on the roads, where drunkards lurch their uninsured trucks along lanes that exist only in their imagination.
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First Known Use of drunkard
DRUNKARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of drunkard for English Language Learners
: a person who is drunk or who often gets drunk
DRUNKARD Defined for Kids
Definition of drunkard for Students
: a person who is often drunk
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