Definition of


  1. (noun, act) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  2. (noun, person) a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
  3. (noun, person) someone who engages in drinking bouts
  4. (adj, all) used of riotously drunken merrymaking
    carousing bands of drunken soldiers
    orgiastic festivity

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Alternate forms of Bacchanal

Derivations: bacchanal, bacchanalian

Hypernyms: buff, devotee, drinker, fan, imbiber, juicer, lover, revel, revelry, toper

Origin of the word Bacchanal

  1. 1530s, from L. bacchanalis "having to do with Bacchus" (see Bacchus). Meaning "riotous, drunken roistering; orgy" is from 1711. more

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