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crapulous

[krap-yuh-luh s] /ˈkræp yə ləs/
adjective
1.
given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
2.
suffering from or due to such excess.
Origin of crapulous
1530-1540
From the Late Latin word crāpulōsus, dating back to 1530-40. See crapulent, -ous
Related forms
crapulously, adverb
crapulousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for crapulous
adj.

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.

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