drunk

Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past participle of drink

drunk

adjective
\ ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce drunk (audio) \

Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : having the faculties impaired by alcohol
b : having a level of alcohol in the blood that exceeds a maximum prescribed by law legally drunk
2 : dominated by an intense feeling drunk with rage
3 : relating to, caused by, or characterized by intoxication : drunken drunk driving

drunk

noun

Definition of drunk (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a period of drinking to intoxication or of being intoxicated a 2-day drunk
2 : one who is drunk especially : drunkard

Synonyms & Antonyms for drunk

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of drunk in a Sentence

Adjective I don't like being around drunk people. She was so drunk that she could barely walk. I was drunk and couldn't think straight. We got drunk on wine. Noun you can't trust anything that old drunk says after a weeklong drunk he was unable to remember anything See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective She is joined once again by her Gen Z writing partner Ava Daniels (Hannah Einbinder), who — unbeknownst to Deborah — got drunk and sent a nasty email about Deborah to some equally nasty producers. Karla Peterson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 The story of the black bear that is coming to a suburb near you begins one day in the fall of 1969, when two bears showed up along a road in the northern Berkshires, in the tiny town of Florida, and appeared to be drunk. Billy Baker, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Sep. 2022 Lucas decided Price was drunk and tried to detain him, but Price resisted. Chron, 23 Sep. 2022 Rollo is portrayed as always being drunk, and another character is seen throwing up after a wedding. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2022 Many of the cops were drunk and shouted racist slogans. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 19 Sep. 2022 The man was drunk and a weapon was found in the car. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2022 There’s a scene where his character is drunk, which is not easy to do without looking fake. Karen Bliss, Billboard, 13 Sep. 2022 Jan manages to steal that confession from Hulk during her training while pretending to be drunk. Chris Smith, BGR, 20 Aug. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Better designed roads, cameras to deter speeding, and stricter enforcement of drunk-driving rules have helped Europe reduce traffic deaths. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2022 Brett has rescued Emily from drunk-driving accidents before the police arrived. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 9 May 2022 Brett has rescued Emily from drunk-driving accidents before the police arrived. Washington Post, 9 May 2022 A few years before the tunnel vote, Whitman’s son, Taylor, who was in high school at the time, had gotten falling-down drunk at a private dance at Trump’s Plaza Hotel off Central Park in New York City and had to be taken to the hospital. Andrea Bernstein, ProPublica, 14 Sep. 2022 Scotland Yard sends Inspector Stoppard (Rockwell, doing a British accent), a slovenly, sleepy-eyed drunk, to investigate. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2022 Periods of temperance, promoted by Susan B. Anthony, Walt Whitman, et al., and prohibition have alternated with the apotheosis of drinking and the drunk. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2022 In hard corners the Mazda lists like a drunk with an elbow on the bar and leans on its rear tires in an antsy two-step, threatening to snap sideways. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 21 July 2022 There is a powerful scene in the basketball movie Hoosiers where the father of one of the players staggers onto the court drunk during his son’s high school game. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 11 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of drunk

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for drunk

Adjective

Middle English drunke, alteration of drunken

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drunk

Kids Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past participle of drink

drunk

adjective
\ ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce drunk (audio) \
drunker; drunkest

Kids Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : being so much under the influence of alcohol that normal thinking and acting become difficult or impossible
2 : controlled by a strong feeling drunk with power

drunk

noun

Kids Definition of drunk (Entry 3 of 3)

drunk

Medical Definition of drunk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

past part of drink

drunk

adjective
\ ˈdrəŋk How to pronounce drunk (audio) \

Medical Definition of drunk (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : having the faculties impaired by alcohol
2 : of, relating to, or caused by intoxication : drunken convicted of drunk drivingTime

drunk

noun

Medical Definition of drunk (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a period of drinking to intoxication or of being intoxicated
2 : one who is drunk especially : drunkard

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