Drunk vs Boozer - What's the difference?

drunk | boozer |

As nouns the difference between drunk and boozer

is that drunk is a habitual drinker, especially one who is frequently intoxicated while boozer is (colloquial) one who drinks habitually; a drunkard.

As an adjective drunk

is in a state of intoxication caused by the consumption of excessive alcohol, usually by drinking alcoholic beverages.

As a verb drunk

is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • 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.
  • * Macaulay
  • drunk with recent prosperity
  • Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
  • * Bible, Deuteronomy xxxii. 42
  • I will make mine arrows drunk with blood.


    * (intoxicated from alcohol) blitzed, drunken, ebrious, hammered, pissed, tipsy, wasted, smashed; see also

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from drunk) * drunkard * drunk as a skunk * drunk driver * drunk driving * drunken * drunkenness * punch drunk * drunk tank


    (en noun)
  • A habitual drinker, especially one who is frequently intoxicated.
  • * 1971 , William S. Burroughs, The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead , page 10
  • Another drunk is sleeping in dangerous proximity to a brush fire.
  • A drinking-bout; a period of drunkenness.
  • * 1858 , "A Scarcity of Jurors—Cangemi's Third Trial," New York Times , 8 Jun., p. 4:
  • Gen. G. had been on a long drunk from July last until Christmas.
  • A drunken state.
  • * 2006 , Patrick McCabe, Winterwood , Bloomsbury 2007, p. 10:
  • 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!

    Derived terms

    * cheap drunk * expensive drunk * good drunk


    * (habitual drinker) alcoholic, drunkard, pisshead, piss artist, sot; see also


  • (Southern US) (drink)
  • English irregular past participles




    (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