drunkard

noun drunk·ard \ ˈdrəŋ-kərd \

Definition of drunkard

: one who is habitually drunk

Examples of drunkard in a Sentence

  1. Her father was a drunkard.

  2. accused him of being a no-good drunkard who needed professional help for his problem

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First Known Use of drunkard

15th century

drunkard Synonyms

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms


DRUNKARD Defined for English Language Learners

drunkard

noun

Definition of drunkard for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is drunk or who often gets drunk


DRUNKARD Defined for Kids

drunkard

noun drunk·ard \ ˈdrəŋ-kərd \

Definition of drunkard for Students

: a person who is often drunk

Medical Dictionary

drunkard

noun drunk·ard \ ˈdrəŋ-kərd \

medical Definition of drunkard

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


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