[ druhng-kerd ]
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nounDisparaging and Offensive.
  1. a habitual drinker of alcohol who is frequently intoxicated.

Origin of drunkard

First recorded in 1520–40; see origin at drunk, -ard

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See inebriate.

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How to use drunkard in a sentence

  • Because the Christian regards the hooligan, the thief, the wanton, and the drunkard as men and women who have done wrong.

    God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
  • Ugly, small and a drunkard, he was nevertheless the lucky husband of Luigia, whose marvelous beauty was his continual boast.

    Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
  • He would retail his exciting experiences as a pugilist and a drunkard with much gusto.

  • I am alone among my friends,And of our sodden crowd No single drunkard understandsI sit apart and vowed.

    Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier

British Dictionary definitions for drunkard


/ (ˈdrʌŋkəd) /

  1. a person who is frequently or habitually drunk

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