Definition of bibulous in English:

bibulous

Line breaks: bibu|lous
Pronunciation: /ˈbɪbjʊləs
 
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adjective

formal
Excessively fond of drinking alcohol.
More example sentences
  • Certainly, he's a bibulous, gregarious fellow of many appetites, who not only acts and directs, but writes biographies and screenplays, and moonlights as a literary critic for a national newspaper.
  • Emerging after a bibulous evening, befuddled guests went to recover their coats, only to discover that some of them had ‘walked’.
  • So, come the denouement, their table was very bibulous and merry while everyone else was in a state of nervy misery.

Origin

late 17th century (in the sense 'absorbent'): from Latin bibulus 'freely or readily drinking' (from bibere 'to drink') + -ous.

Derivatives

bibulously

adverb
More example sentences
  • They are both erecting places where the bibulously inclined may imbibe to their hearts content.
  • Sergeant Reed is bibulously on the job again, drinking his wily way through another murder investigation.
  • It's patchy but polished, and the antics of his bibulously amorous general are most diverting.

bibulousness

noun
More example sentences
  • The men are, somewhat unjustly, recognised around the world for their bibulousness, and I know that many bossy wives have made their hubbies wear panty girdles for this reason alone.
  • Note also the grotesque face on the right drinking from a small keg or barrilet: indicating the sin of bibulousness.
  • At the end, though, he came up with a nearly perfect miniature, and he entered the phrase ‘Lucky Jim’ into the English language, a synonym for brains, bitterness, bumbling and bibulousness.

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