Definition of drunken
1 : drunk 1 a drunken driver
2 obsolete : saturated with liquid
3a : given to habitual excessive use of alcoholb : of, relating to, or characterized by intoxication they come from … broken homes, drunken homes — P. B. Gilliamc : resulting from or as if from intoxication a drunken brawl
4 : unsteady or lurching as if from alcoholic intoxication
drunkennessplay \-kən-nəs\ noun
Examples of drunken in a sentence
The streets were filled with drunken revelers on New Year's Eve.
He lives in an apartment with his drunken mother.
He fell into a drunken stupor.
A drunken brawl broke out at the bar.
Origin and Etymology of drunken
Middle English, from Old English druncen, from past participle of drincan to drink
First Known Use: before 12th century
DRUNKEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of drunken for English Language Learners
: drunk or often becoming drunk
: caused by drinking too much alcohol
: involving people who are drunk
DRUNKEN Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of drunken
1: drunk 1 a drunken driver
2a: given to habitual excessive use of alcoholb: of, relating to, or characterized by intoxication drunken partiesc: resulting from or as if from intoxication a drunken stupor
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