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Origin of drunk
usage note for drunk
words often confused with drunk
Only drunk occurs after a linking verb: He was not drunk, just jovial. The actor was drunk with success. The modifier drunk in legal language describes a person whose blood contains more than the legally allowed percentage of alcohol: Drunk drivers go to jail.
Drunken, not drunk, is almost always the form used with nouns that do not name persons: drunken arrogance; a drunken free-for-all. In such uses it normally has the sense “pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication.” Drunken is also idiomatic in such expressions as drunken bum or drunken sailor.
OTHER WORDS FROM drunkhalf-drunk, adjectiveun·drunk, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for drunk
The police told me that, based on the accounts of two eyewitnesses, the two drunks who had been ejected from the bar I passed had snuck up behind me and hit me on the back of the head with a brick.
While no amount of safety gear can protect you from a distracted or drunk driver, being visible on the road at night can help you avoid being struck by attentive drivers.
Given that alcohol is pretty good at making people act in confusing or mystifying ways, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that in the 1800's bamboozle began to be used as slang for "drunk."
Scientists, though, were skeptical that such large animals could eat enough fruit to get drunk.
It’s also known as ethanol, the type of alcohol that can make someone drunk.
As Peled puts it, “The whiskey bottle is still on the table and people are drunk.”
I did know girls who had had sexual experiences when they were too drunk to fully know what was going on.
“I was a nobody there,” Sisler insisted in a telephone interview, during which he slurred his words and acknowledged he was drunk.
But the headlines revealed: last night, as predicted, 26-year-old candidate George Washington carried the drunk vote.
Adriana explained to me that in 2001 she “remember[s] having seen prisoners in blood, drunk or in the middle of a fight.”Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison|Jason Batansky|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Cubans nearly all drink, but very little at a time, and rarely get drunk.Pioneering in Cuba|James Meade Adams
Now he was in a state bordering on ecstasy, and all that he had drunk seemed to fly to his head with redoubled effect.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
Patrick was drunk last night; but did not come to me, else I should have given him t'other cuff.The Journal to Stella|Jonathan Swift
On this occasion I got drunk, for the second time in my life.Ned Myers|James Fenimore Cooper
He was not unaccustomed to doing foolish things when he was drunk, and as a rule he made it a point to ignore them afterwards.The Uphill Climb|B. M. Bower