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
A drunken man became noisy, and some of the attendants felt constrained to knock him down and kick him out into the street.
That drunken driving arrest was the third for Matte since June of 2016.
The University of Florida’s student body president got schooled in the criminal court system in Key West after pushing over motorcycles while in a drunken stupor March 7.
Fidel Lopez, the Sunrise man who admitted disemboweling his girlfriend in a drunken rage in 2015, would be willing to plead guilty to avoid execution, his lawyer said in court Friday.
Brenda Mason, 57, 2900 block of Savannah Drive, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving at 1:06 a.m. Monday at her home, Aurora police said.
This Sullivan is in prison in Vermont, following his conviction for drunken driving that resulted in the death of a 71-year-old woman in 2013.
For one thing, the filmmakers draw upon the entire legend and lore of pirate life — of high-seas ambushes, mountains of gold, cruel captains, lusty rogues, feisty damsels, drunken sailors, barroom brawls, ancient curses and furious sword fights.
Last week, a crowd of naked, drunken citizens stormed Lord British’s castle and wrought chaos among the guards.
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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 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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