a priest, priestess, or votary of Bacchus; bacchanal.
a drunken reveler.
inclined to revelry.
- bac·chan·tic, adjective
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How to use bacchant in a sentence
He was in this, just as he was in everything else, a remnant of a past age; he had merely been transformed into a bacchant!The Title Market | Emily Post
But shall I be more like a bacchant holding the thyrsus in my right hand, or in this?The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. | Euripides
Scenes of bacchant excitement and of wildest abandonment may be witnessed here.The History of Prostitution | William W. Sanger
British Dictionary definitions for bacchant
a priest or votary of Bacchus
a drunken reveller
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