Part of speech: noun

One who habitually drinks to intoxication; a sot.

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Usage examples "drunkard":

  1. And no drunkard hath eternal life. - "Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition", Marietta Holley.
  2. The healthy brick- red of his complexion was now become scarlet and full of heat; his mouth worked loosely while he talked; the flesh of his cheeks was puffed and wrinkled; his eyes had the clouded and yet fierce aspect of the drunkard. - "Bye-Ways", Robert Smythe Hichens.
  3. I saw before me a drunkard writing a sermon. - "Bye-Ways", Robert Smythe Hichens.