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bibulous

Syllabification: bib·u·lous
Pronunciation: /ˈbibyələs
 
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Definition of bibulous in English:

adjective

formal
Excessively fond of drinking alcohol.
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.

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