drunkard

[ druhng-kerd ]
/ ˈdrʌŋ kərd /

noun

a person who is habitually or frequently drunk.

Origin of drunkard

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at drunk, -ard

Synonym study

Drunkard and inebriate are terms for a person who drinks hard liquors habitually. Drunkard connotes willful indulgence to excess. Inebriate is a slightly more formal term than drunkard. Dipsomaniac is the term for a person who, because of some psychological or physiological illness, has an irresistible craving for liquor. The dipsomaniac is popularly called an alcoholic.
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British Dictionary definitions for drunkard

drunkard

/ (ˈdrʌŋkəd) /

noun

a person who is frequently or habitually drunk
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