Drunkard


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Drunkard

One who habitually engages in the overindulgence of alcohol.

In order for an individual to be labeled a drunkard, drunkenness must be habitual or must recur on a constant basis. A person who regularly drinks heavily but is sometimes not under the influence of alcohol would be considered a drunkard, whereas a person who occasionally gets drunk would not. The test is the question of whether or not excessive drinking has become a frequent behavior pattern for a particular person.

References in classic literature ?
It was what he had looked for, yet it shocked him; and he marvelled that so rough an impact should not have kicked a groan out of the drunkard.
Behind the table lay the drunkard, still unaroused, only one foot visible to John.
It was not Alan who lay there, but a man well up in years, of stern countenance and iron-grey locks; and it was no drunkard, for the body lay in a black pool of blood, and the open eyes stared upon the ceiling.
It was the usual thing - the disappointment of the baffled drunkard - a little more terrible in his case perhaps because of the remnants of refinement still to be traced in his well-shaped features.
Believe me," said Sancho, "the Sancho and the Don Quixote of this history must be different persons from those that appear in the one Cide Hamete Benengeli wrote, who are ourselves; my master valiant, wise, and true in love, and I simple, droll, and neither glutton nor drunkard.
Excited men came into the station about nine o'clock with incredible tidings, and caused no more disturbance than drunkards might have done.
The other phase of the death-road was that of the habitual drunkards, who had a way of turning up their toes without apparent provocation.
The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, 'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.
We get a lot of drunkard s who aren't very respectful of the country but these people are notrepresentative of Britain.
Ann, who lived in a Bristol slum, was described in newspaper as, "a notorious drunkard who has repeatedly been before the bench".
For when young Simon gets upset about drunkard dad Peter Barlow being in rehab and blames Carla, Tina comforts the little lad.