Origin of drunk
Related formshalf-drunk, adjectiveun·drunk, adjective
Definition for drunk (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), drank or (Nonstandard) drunk, drunk or, often, drank, drink·ing.
verb (used with object), drank or (Nonstandard) drunk, drunk or, often, drank, drink·ing.
Origin of drink
Related formsout·drink, verb (used with object), out·drank or (Nonstandard) out·drunk; out·drunk or, often, out·drank; out·drink·ing.o·ver·drink, verb (used with object), o·ver·drank or (Nonstandard) o·ver·drunk; o·ver·drunk or, often, o·ver·drank; o·ver·drink·ing.
The standard and most frequent form of the past participle of drink in both speech and writing is drunk : Who has drunk all the milk? However, perhaps because of the association of drunk with intoxication, drank is widely used as a past participle in speech by educated persons and must be considered an alternate standard form: The tourists had drank their fill of the scenery. See also drunk.
Examples from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for drunk (1 of 2)
Word Origin for drunk
British Dictionary definitions for drunk (2 of 2)
verb drinks, drinking, drank (dræŋk) or drunk (drʌŋk)
Derived Formsdrinkable, adjective
Word Origin for drink
Idioms and Phrases with drunk
In addition to the idioms beginning with drink
- drink like a fish
- drink to
- drive someone crazy (to drink)
- into the drink
- meat and drink to
- nurse a drink