- fond of or addicted to drink.
- absorbent; spongy.
Origin of bibulous
Examples from the Web for bibulous
Historical Examples of bibulous
His mind strayed back to Ralston, and to the bibulous explorer.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
But this we leave to the bibulous, and go on with the story.Moon Lore
In a general way we attributed it to the bibulous set at the Corners.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
The bibulous passenger was severely shaken, but very dignified.Jokes For All Occasions
I shall waste my talents intellectual and bibulous on him no longer.The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
- addicted to alcohol
Word Origin for bibulous
Word Origin and History for bibulous
1670s, "spongy, absorbent," from Latin bibulus "drinking readily, given to drink;" of things, "absorbent; moistened," from bibere "to drink" (see imbibe). Meaning "fond of drink" attested in English by 1861.