drunken

[ druhng-kuhn ]
/ ˈdrʌŋ kən /

adjective

intoxicated; drunk.
given to drunkenness.
pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication: a drunken quarrel.

Origin of drunken

variant of drunk adj. and past participle
Related formsdrunk·en·ly, adverbdrunk·en·ness, nounhalf-drunk·en, adjectiveun·drunk·en, adjective

Usage note

See drunk.
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British Dictionary definitions for drunken

drunken

/ (ˈdrʌŋkən) /

adjective

intoxicated with or as if with alcohol
frequently or habitually drunk
(prenominal) caused by or relating to alcoholic intoxicationa drunken brawl
Derived Formsdrunkenly, adverbdrunkenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for drunken

drunken


adj.

full form of the past participle of drunk. Meaning "inebriated" was in Old English druncena; adjectival meaning "habitually intoxicated" is from 1540s. Related: Drunkenly.

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