The Alternative English Dictionary: alcoholic

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Entry definition

alcoholic etymology First attested , from alcohol + -ic pronunciation
  • (RP) /ˌæl.kəˈhɒl.ɪk/
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noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A person addict to alcohol.
    • - Alcoholic Don't you know you've got your daddy's eyes Daddy was an alcoholic
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  2. One who abuse alcohol.
Synonyms: dipsomaniac, drunkard
  • teetotaler, on the wagon
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. Of or pertain to alcohol.
  2. Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents. He ordered an alcoholic beverage. The oysters were sour, and excessively alcoholic.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism
  • nonalcoholic
related terms:
  • alcohol

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