Dipsomaniac vs Boozer - What's the difference?

dipsomaniac | boozer |


As nouns the difference between dipsomaniac and boozer

is that dipsomaniac is one with a morbid paroxysmal craving for alcohol; an alcoholic while boozer is (colloquial) one who drinks habitually; a drunkard.

dipsomaniac

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One with a morbid paroxysmal craving for alcohol; an alcoholic.
  • A persistently drunken person; a drunkard.
  • Synonyms

    * alcoholic * dipso * drunkard * sot * lush

    Antonyms

    * abstain * teetotal * temperance * on the wagon

    boozer

    English

    Noun

    (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

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