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.
Recent Examples of drunken from the Web
Kaiju, 1004 E Oak St., is launching an indoor drunken yard sale the first Saturday of each month.
Watch for drunken drivers Texas DPS troopers are partnering with local and county law enforcement agencies across the state to beef up enforcement this holiday.
A drunken stupor isn’t exactly an option here; luckily, Louis-Dreyfus is smart enough to turn even feeble straight lines into funny anecdotes.
The biggest gain was posted by Elgin police, who have made a concerted effort to come down hard on drunken drivers in the last two years, according to AAIM.
Filming has resumed, following the conclusion of the studio’s investigation into a drunken hook-up between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson that raised questions of consent.
Given that a law made by two drunken [people] is respected, why should a law that is commanded by religion be rejected by your side?
The trial of three Toronto police officers accused of sexually assaulting a woman in January 2015 is coming to a close, and in his final arguments, the lawyer for one of the officers reportedly argued that drunken consent is still consent.
The mythical drunken watermelon is the unicorn of tippling American youth.
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Origin and Etymology of drunken
Middle English, from Old English druncen, from past participle of drincan to drink
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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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