It was reminiscent of the old days of backroom politics and half-drunk reporters swaying against their typewriters.
half-drunk and short on sleep, I asked what she meant, and she said, “Just wait and see.”
He complains of thirst; half-drunk Rascality offers him a bottle, he drinks of it.
His son, Jim, every two or three months, broke loose for a half-drunk.
In fact, the moment I appeared, the gang of half-drunk fellows were taken aback.
Slater had been worse sober than he had been sleepy and half-drunk.
Seeing no way to decline to dance with the half-drunk girl, he put his arm around her and started off.
A crowd of German soldiers, some half-drunk, collects round us.
Again a half-drunk Union soldier rode up to our gate and said: "Who lives here?"
My father was more than half-drunk when I was drawing this, so I couldn't ask him questions.
past participle of drink, used as an adjective from mid-14c. in sense "intoxicated." In various expressions, e.g. "drunk as a lord" (1891); Chaucer has "dronke ... as a Mous" (c.1386); and, from 1709, "as Drunk as a Wheelbarrow." Medieval folklore distinguished four successive stages of drunkenness, based on the animals they made men resemble: sheep, lion, ape, sow. Drunk driver first recorded 1948. Drunk-tank "jail cell for drunkards" attested by 1912, American English. The noun meaning "drunken person" is from 1852; earlier this would have been a drunkard.
[in all senses drunk verges on being standard English]