In a state of intoxication caused by the consumption of excessive alcohol, usually by drinking alcoholic beverages.
(usually followed by with or on) Elated or emboldened.
- Drunk with power he immediately ordered a management reshuffle.
Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
* Bible, Deuteronomy xxxii. 42
- drunk with recent prosperity
- I will make mine arrows drunk with blood.
* (intoxicated from alcohol) blitzed, drunken, ebrious, hammered, pissed, tipsy, wasted, smashed; see also
(terms derived from drunk)
* drunk as a skunk
* drunk driver
* drunk driving
* punch drunk
* drunk tank
A habitual drinker, especially one who is frequently intoxicated.
* 1971 , William S. Burroughs, The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead , page 10
A drinking-bout; a period of drunkenness.
* 1858 , "A Scarcity of Jurors—Cangemi's Third Trial," New York Times , 8 Jun., p. 4:
- Another drunk is sleeping in dangerous proximity to a brush fire.
A drunken state.
* 2006 , Patrick McCabe, Winterwood , Bloomsbury 2007, p. 10:
- Gen. G. had been on a long drunk from July last until Christmas.
- Here – help yourself to another drop there, Redmond! By the time we've got a good drunk on us there'll be more crack in this valley than the night I pissed on the electric fence!
* cheap drunk
* expensive drunk
* good drunk
* (habitual drinker) alcoholic, drunkard, pisshead, piss artist, sot; see also
(colloquial) One who drinks habitually; a drunkard.
* 1891 , , 1963,
* 1918 , Charles Stelzle, Why Prohibition! , 2008,
- “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.
* 2009 November, Neville Franks, The Lost Boy of the Ozarks'', '' ,
- 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.
(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) ,
- 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.
- 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?