dipsomaniac

[ dip-suh-mey-nee-ak, -soh- ]
/ ˌdɪp səˈmeɪ niˌæk, -soʊ- /

noun

(no longer in technical use) a person with alcoholism or alcohol use disorder, especially characterized by an irresistible, typically periodic craving for alcoholic drinks.

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Origin of dipsomaniac

First recorded in 1855–60; dipsomani(a) + -ac

synonym study for dipsomaniac

See inebriate.

OTHER WORDS FROM dipsomaniac

dip·so·ma·ni·a·cal [dip-suh-muh-nahy-uh-kuhl, -soh-], /ˌdɪp sə məˈnaɪ ə kəl, -soʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dipsomaniac

dipsomaniac
/ (ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk) /

noun

any person who has an uncontrollable and recurring urge to drink alcoholShortened form: dipso

adjective

relating to or affected with dipsomania

Derived forms of dipsomaniac

dipsomaniacal (ˌdɪpsəʊməˈnaɪəkəl), adjective
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