Definition of drunkard in English:

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drunkard

Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌŋkəd/

noun

A person who is habitually drunk.
Example sentences
  • Envisioning a new medical speciality to address this ailment, the AACI built a network of private institutions to treat habitual drunkards.
  • The man was a habitual drunkard, and was responsible for much of the trouble currently brewing in Virginia City.
  • Being an alcoholic, a pure drunkard, is more challenging than any job you have ever tried, and is not for the weak at heart.

Origin

Middle English: from Middle Low German drunkert.

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