Origin of drunk
Synonyms for drunk
Antonyms for drunk
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
Synonyms for drink
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.
Related Words for drunktipsy, stoned, stewed, high, plastered, inebriated, crocked, flying, lush, befuddled, lit, sloshed, muddled, glazed, wasted, flushed, potted, tanked, bashed, buzzed
Examples from the Web for drunk
Contemporary Examples of drunk
As Peled puts it, “The whiskey bottle is still on the table and people are drunk.”Dutch Try to Save Santa’s Slave
Nadette De Visser
December 2, 2014
I did know girls who had had sexual experiences when they were too drunk to fully know what was going on.How UVA Is Failing Its Women
November 20, 2014
“I was a nobody there,” Sisler insisted in a telephone interview, during which he slurred his words and acknowledged he was drunk.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
But the headlines revealed: last night, as predicted, 26-year-old candidate George Washington carried the drunk vote.Founding Fathers Loved Drunk Voters
November 1, 2014
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
October 12, 2014
Historical Examples of drunk
He's got a mother, but the ould woman's drunk most all the time.Brave and Bold
If I'm left to myself to-night I'll get drunk and go out shooting tenants.Viviette
William J. Locke
"The Queen" and "the President" were drunk with all the honors.
The forty are drunk, and the three are but indifferent sober.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Grace had eaten little and drunk nothing; but Howe was slightly stimulated.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin for drunk
verb drinks, drinking, drank (dræŋk) or drunk (drʌŋk)
Word Origin for drink
past participle of drink, used as an adjective from mid-14c. in sense "intoxicated." In various expressions, e.g. "drunk as a lord" (1891); Chaucer has "dronke ... as a Mous" (c.1386); and, from 1709, "as Drunk as a Wheelbarrow." Medieval folklore distinguished four successive stages of drunkenness, based on the animals they made men resemble: sheep, lion, ape, sow. Drunk driver first recorded 1948. Drunk-tank "jail cell for drunkards" attested by 1912, American English. The noun meaning "drunken person" is from 1852; earlier this would have been a drunkard.
Old English drincan "to drink," also "to swallow up, engulf" (class III strong verb; past tense dranc, past participle druncen), from Proto-Germanic *drengkan (cf. Old Saxon drinkan, Old Frisian drinka, Dutch drinken, Old High German trinkan, German trinken, Old Norse drekka, Gothic drigkan "to drink"), of uncertain origin, perhaps from a root meaning "to draw." Not found outside Germanic.
Most Indo-European words for this trace to PIE *po(i)- (cf. Greek pino, Latin biber, Irish ibim, Old Church Slavonic piti, Russian pit'; see imbibe).
The noun meaning "beverage, alcoholic beverage" was in late Old English.
The noun, AS. drinc, would normally have given southern drinch (cf. drench), but has been influenced by the verb. [Weekley]
To drink like a fish is first recorded 1747.
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