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alcoholic

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a person who makes a habit of getting drunk
  • one can be a social drinker without turning into an alcoholic

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alcoholic

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of alcoholic (Entry 2 of 2)

as in bibulous, dipsomaniacal

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The first known use of alcoholic was in 1789

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“Alcoholic.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/alcoholic. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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