Definition of drunken
- a drunken driver
- they come from … broken homes, drunken homes
- —P. B. Gilliam
- a drunken brawl
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.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: drunk or often becoming drunk
: caused by drinking too much alcohol
: involving people who are drunk
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