[krap-yuh-luh nt]
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Origin of crapulent

1650–60; < Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, derivative of Latin crāpula drunkenness < Greek kraipálē drunkenness, a hangover; see -ent
Related formscrap·u·lence, crap·u·len·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for crapulent


crapulous (ˈkræpjʊləs)

  1. given to or resulting from intemperance
  2. suffering from intemperance; drunken
Derived Formscrapulence, nouncrapulently or crapulously, adverbcrapulousness, noun

Word Origin for crapulent

C18: from Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, from Latin crāpula, from Greek kraipalē drunkenness, headache resulting therefrom
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Word Origin and History for crapulent

1650s, from Latin crapulentus "very drunk," from crapula "excessive drinking" (see crapulous). Related: Crapulence.

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