a person who is habitually or frequently drunk.

1400–50; late Middle English; see drunk, -ard

toper, sot, tippler, drinker. Drunkard and inebriate are terms for a person who drinks hard liquors habitually. Drunkard connotes willful indulgence to excess. Inebriate is a slightly more formal term than drunkard., Dipsomaniac is the term for a person who, because of some psychological or physiological illness, has an irresistible craving for liquor. The dipsomaniac is popularly called an alcoholic.

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drunkard (ˈdrʌŋkəd)
a person who is frequently or habitually drunk

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1520s, 'droncarde, but probably older (attested from 1275 as a surname, Druncard), from M.E. dronken, participal adj. from drunk (q.v.) + -ard.
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Example sentences
Kinda in the same category as being rough on the homeless guy or street
Giving alcohol to a drunkard is not going to help stop them from drinking.
It grows on him, for he is intellectual, and he becomes a drunkard.
Lush workers study a slobbering drunkard the same way.
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