drunkards

drunkard

[druhng-kerd]
noun
a person who is habitually or frequently drunk.

Origin:
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.


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

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drunkard
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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