crapulous

[ krap-yuh-luh s ]
/ ˈkræp yə ləs /

adjective

given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
suffering from or due to such excess.

Nearby words

  1. craps,
  2. crapshoot,
  3. crapshooter,
  4. crapulence,
  5. crapulent,
  6. crapulously,
  7. craquelure,
  8. crash,
  9. crash and burn,
  10. crash barrier

Origin of crapulous

From the Late Latin word crāpulōsus, dating back to 1530–40. See crapulent, -ous

Related formscrap·u·lous·ly, adverbcrap·u·lous·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for crapulous

crapulous

adj.

1530s, "sick from too much drinking," from Latin crapula, from Greek kraipale "hangover, drunken headache, nausea from debauching." The Romans used it for drunkenness itself. English has used it in both senses. Related: Crapulously; crapulousness.

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