[ krap-yuh-luh nt ]
/ ˈkræp yə lənt /


sick from gross excess in drinking or eating.

Origin of crapulent

1650–60; < Late Latin crāpulentus drunk, derivative of Latin crāpula drunkenness < Greek kraipálē drunkenness, a hangover; see -ent

Related forms

crap·u·lence, crap·u·len·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for crapulent


crapulous (ˈkræpjʊləs)

/ (ˈkræpjʊlənt) /


given to or resulting from intemperance
suffering from intemperance; drunken

Derived Forms

crapulence, 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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