a person who drinks alcoholic beverages mainly in the company of others and who generally does not drink to excess.
- social drinking, noun
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How to use social drinker in a sentence
I’m a social drinker, so once socializing was gone, the cocktails I made at home became less and less frequent, and more and more basic.How to garnish cocktails, now that you’re clinking glasses with friends again | M. Carrie Allan | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Ye poor wretched drunkard, social drinker, or fashionable tippler!To and Through Nebraska | Frances I. Sims Fulton
But you do have a firm recollection or opinion, in any event, that your brother was not a drinking man, even a social drinker?Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy