drunken

[druhng-kuhn]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. drunk tank,
  2. drunk text,
  3. drunkard,
  4. drunkard's chair,
  5. drunkathon,
  6. drunkenly,
  7. drunkenness,
  8. drunkometer,
  9. drupaceous,
  10. drupe

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 drunkenly

drunken

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 drunkenly

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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