[bak-uh nt, buh-kant, -kahnt]
- a priest, priestess, or votary of Bacchus; bacchanal.
- a drunken reveler.
- inclined to revelry.
Origin of bacchant
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- a priest or votary of Bacchus
- a drunken reveller
C17: from Latin bacchāns, from bacchārī to celebrate the bacchanalia
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