bibulous

[ bib-yuh-luh s ]
/ ˈbɪb yə ləs /

adjective

fond of or addicted to drink.
absorbent; spongy.

Origin of bibulous

1665–75; < Latin bibulus (bib(ere) to drink (cognate with Sanskrit píbati (he) drinks) + -ulus -ulous)

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bibulous

/ (ˈbɪbjʊləs) /

adjective

addicted to alcohol

Derived Forms

bibulously, adverbbibulousness, noun

Word Origin for bibulous

C17: from Latin bibulus, from bibere to drink
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