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  1. of, relating to, or honoring Bacchus.
  2. (lowercase) riotously or jovially intoxicated; drunken.

Origin of Bacchic

1660–70; < Latin Bacchicus < Greek Bakkhikós. See Bacchus, -ic
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Examples from the Web for bacchic

Historical Examples

  • This apartment has also six medallions with heads of Bacchic personages.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • The subject of this sculpture seems to be a Bacchic procession.

    The Gates of India

    Thomas Holdich

  • It ran in the direction of Orphic and Bacchic Thrace to the north.


    Robert Gordon Latham

  • Jonson, in the Bacchic phraseology of the day, was “a Canary-bird.”

  • In two seconds the ladies had entered into our Bacchic plot.

British Dictionary definitions for bacchic


  1. of or relating to Bacchus
  2. (often not capital) riotously drunk
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