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Adjective: alcoholic  ,al-ku'hó-lik
  1. Characteristic of or containing alcohol
    "alcoholic drinks"
  2. Addicted to alcohol
    "alcoholic expatriates in Paris";
    - alcohol-dependent
Noun: alcoholic  ,al-ku'hó-lik
  1. A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    - alky [informal], dipsomaniac, boozer [informal], lush [N. Amer], soaker [informal], souse [informal], tosspot, dipso [informal], winebibber [archaic], alkie [informal], drunkard, drunk, rummy, sot, inebriate, wino

Derived forms: alcoholics

See also: addicted, dry, hard, intoxicant, intoxicating, spiritous, spirituous, strong, wet

Type of: drinker, imbiber, juicer, soak, sponge, toper

Antonym: nonalcoholic

Encyclopedia: Alcoholic