- given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
- suffering from or due to such excess.
Origin of crapulous
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Word Origin and History for crapulous
1530s, "sick from too much drinking," from Latin crapula, from Greek kraipale "hangover, drunken headache, nausea from debauching." The Romans used it for drunkenness itself. English has used it in both senses. Related: Crapulously; crapulousness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper