drunkard

noun
drunk·​ard | \ ˈdrəŋ-kərd How to pronounce drunkard (audio) \

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 on the Web The Irish tell a story about a notorious drunkard and trickster named Jack. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Oct. 2021 In several, his character died as a frustrated lover and a drunkard. Ashok Sharma, USA TODAY, 7 July 2021 In several, his character died as a frustrated lover and a drunkard. Ashok Sharma, ajc, 7 July 2021 The Duke is a louche drunkard, trying to drown out his family’s brutal legacy. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 4 May 2021 Imagine a drunkard stumbling around a room and bouncing off the walls. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2020 The mansion is a masterclass in Korean modernism, made by a and filled with , with a manicured green lawn and hedges to keep the world—and its unwieldy drunkards—out. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 8 Feb. 2020 Kudos to those who refused to kowtow to the fears that drunkards might declare the tree to be their own private Everest. al, 5 Feb. 2020 Does this mean that the calculation for the drunkard’s walk doesn’t work on a rectangular grid? Quanta Magazine, 7 Sep. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of drunkard

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Drunkard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drunkard. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for drunkard

drunkard

noun
drunk·​ard | \ ˈdrəŋ-kərd How to pronounce drunkard (audio) \

Kids Definition of drunkard

: a person who is often drunk

drunkard

noun
drunk·​ard | \ ˈdrəŋ-kərd How to pronounce drunkard (audio) \

Medical Definition of drunkard

: one suffering from or subject to acute or chronic alcoholism : one who habitually becomes drunk

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