Definition of drinker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrɪŋkə/


1A person who drinks a particular drink: coffee drinkers
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  • Conversations with local coffee drinkers, however, seems to show that location is the most important factor in selecting a java joint.
  • Blood pressure went up in the non-coffee drinkers, but not in regular coffee drinkers.
  • On one day, the coffee drinkers were given a 250-milligram dose of caffeine in the morning and again at lunchtime, equivalent to four cups of coffee in total.
1.1A person who drinks alcohol, especially to excess: a heavy drinker
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  • There are exactly two types of heavy drinkers: drunks and alcoholics.
  • Rates of injury and injury-related death have been shown to be elevated substantially in samples of heavy drinkers and alcoholics.
  • Many assumed that heart failure among Western heavy alcohol drinkers was due to associated nutritional deficiency states.
drunkard, drunk, inebriate, imbiber, tippler, sot, heavy drinker, hard drinker, serious drinker, problem drinker;
alcoholic, dipsomaniac, chronic alcoholic, alcohol-abuser, alcohol addict, person with a drink problem
US informal juicehead
Australian/New Zealand informal hophead, metho, grog artist
archaic toper
vulgar slang pisshead, piss artist
2 (also drinker moth) A large brownish European moth, the caterpillar of which bears irritant hairs and is noted for drinking dew.
  • Euthrix potatoria, family Lasiocampidae.
Example sentences
  • Male drinker moths, seen in July, are large and reddish-brown with orange veins running through the wings.
  • Drinker moths are fairly widespread throughout Britain.
3A container from which an animal can drink.
Example sentences
  • As your poultry drink from the drinker the level of water drops.
  • When a thirsty bird sees the residual drop of water on the pin, it knows that it should go to the drinker to get water.

Words that rhyme with drinker

blinker, clinker, finca, freethinker, Glinka, Inca, inker, jinker, shrinker, sinker, Soyinka, stinker, stotinka, thinker, tinker, Treblinka, winker

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