Alcoholic vs Boozer - What's the difference?

alcoholic | boozer |

As nouns the difference between alcoholic and boozer

is that alcoholic is alcoholic while boozer is (colloquial) one who drinks habitually; a drunkard.

As an adjective alcoholic

is alcoholic.




(en noun)
  • A person addicted to alcohol.
  • * - Alcoholic
  • Don't you know you've got your daddy's eyes
    Daddy was an alcoholic
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.}}
  • One who abuses alcohol.
  • Synonyms

    * dipsomaniac, drunkard


    * teetotaler, on the wagon

    See also



    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to alcohol.
  • Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.
  • He ordered an alcoholic beverage.
    The oysters were sour, and excessively alcoholic .
  • Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism
  • Antonyms

    * nonalcoholic

    Derived terms

    * Alcoholics Anonymous ----




    (en noun)
  • (colloquial) One who drinks habitually; a drunkard.
  • * 1891 , , 1963, page 25,
  • “Tess is a fine figure o? fun, as I said to myself today when I zeed her vamping round parish with the rest,” observed one of the elderly boozers in an undertone.
  • * 1918 , Charles Stelzle, Why Prohibition! , 2008, page 49,
  • But they have only one insurance rate for ordinary men — drinkers and non-drinkers, and they compel the man who doesn?t booze to make up for the extra amount that the boozer should pay.
  • * 2009 November, Neville Franks, The Lost Boy of the Ozarks'', '' , page 82,
  • Every swig made me more relaxed, and happy, and I was definitely a boozer' again, and I wondered why I had ever thought I wasn't a ' boozer and I took another pull and I was going to clap BC on the back and thank him for being such a good hotel manager, and faithful guide, for being my friend, and then I passed out.
  • (UK, slang) A public house.
  • (UK, military, obsolete) A World War II fighter radar detector, fitted to British bombers.
  • (Africa) A vehicle equipped with tanks for supplying water to remote locations.
  • * 2010 June 8, Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard) , page 2,
  • Mr. Mututho: Mr. Speaker, Sir, the Assistant Minister should assure the people of Vihiga that they will get a water boozer' because the sick people are not party to this complication. Could he assure the people that he can send a ' boozer in his capacity even if he cannot supply power or a standby generator, so that they can have a small well?

    See also

    * booze