Definition of


  1. (noun, person) someone who is intoxicated
  2. (noun, person) a chronic drinker
  3. (adj, all) stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
    helplessly inebriated
  4. (adj, all) as if under the influence of alcohol
    drunk with excitement

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Alternate forms of Drunk

Derivations: drunk

Hyponyms: alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, drunk-and-disorderly, lush, soaker, souse

Hypernyms: drinker, imbiber, juicer, toper

Origin of the word Drunk

  1. pp. of drink, used as an adj. from mid-14c. In various expressions, e.g. "drunk as a lord" (1891); Chaucer has "dronke ... as a Mous" (c.1386); and, my personal favorite, from 1709, is, "He's as Drunk as a Wheelbarrow." Medieval folklore distinguished four successive stages of drunkenness, based on the animals they made men resenble: sheep, lion, ape, sow. Drunk driver f… more

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