drinker

Definitions

  • All Stiff Drinkers--1-05-006
    All Stiff Drinkers--1-05-006
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drinker a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
    • n drinker a person who drinks liquids
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Regular coffee drinkers have about one-third less asthma symptoms than those non-coffee drinkers. So says a Harvard researcher who studied 20,000 people.
    • n Drinker One who drinks; as, the effects of tea on the drinker ; also, one who drinks spirituous liquors to excess; a drunkard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first coffee drinkers, the Arabs, flavored their coffee with spices during the brewing process.
    • n drinker One who drinks; particularly, one who drinks spirituous liquors habitually or to excess; a tippler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The United States is the world's largest consumer of coffee, importing 16 to 20 million bags annually (2.5 million pounds), representing one-third of all coffee exported. More than half of the United States population consumes coffee. The typical coffee drinker has 3.4 cups of coffee per day. That translates into more than 450,000,000 cups of coffee daily.
    • Drinker a tippler
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Quotations

  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas%20Fuller
    “A drinker has a hole under his nose that all his money runs into.”
  • Spanish Proverb
    Spanish Proverb
    “Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker.”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “No poems can please for long or live that are written by water-drinkers.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water.”
  • French Saying
    French Saying
    “Nothing equals the joy of the drinker, except the joy of the wine in being drunk.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. drincan; Ger. trinken.

Usage

In literature:

The McAlpin brothers were hard drinkers, but they were most considerate.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
But Hatszegi, when the drinkers had withdrawn, spread out his hunting pelisse on the long table, laid down thereon and quietly fell asleep.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
Sergeant Fugler, the best marksman in the Company, was a hard drinker, with a hobnailed liver.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He is the hardest drinker in Goodloets and yet never is drunk.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
He has broken with those drinkers at Engelbaum's.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He commenced to indulge in alcoholics at a very early age and has been an excessive drinker all his life.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
He was a good feller, Bill was, as most all whisky drinkers are.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII. (of X.)" by Various
Still he remains in the attitude of a drinker.
"Plays of Near & Far" by Lord Dunsany
I don't use alcohol; but I should like to have a cup of tea, if I may: great tea-drinker.
"The Woman's Way" by Charles Garvice
She had a brother who was a drinker and a nephew who had just come to the city, and he was in a critical state, too.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
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In poetry:

"To the lord
Of the sword
Open it must!
The drinker,
The thinker
Sits in the dust!
"Abu Midjan" by George MacDonald
Ned Green was a water drinker,
And, Lord, how Ned would fuddle!
He rotted away his mortal clay
Like an old boot thrown in a puddle.
"The Three Drinkers" by Robert Graves
John Green was a whiskey drinker,
The Land of Cakes supplied him,
Till at last his soul flew out by the hole
That the fierce drink burned inside him.
"The Three Drinkers" by Robert Graves
As a mailed and sceptred king
Sweeps onwards triumphing,
With waves of helmets flashing in his line,
As a drinker past control
With the red wine on his soul,
So flashes through his vintages—the Rhine.
"The Rhine and The Moselle" by Edwin Arnold
In these bless'd French perverted days,
Whan virtue's blam'd and vice gets praise,
And folk wi' words are sae bit.
Nae wonder sober stands for fou, And drinkers roar out while they spew,
'Virtus Tandem Vicebat.'
"To The Members Of The Sober Society; Sent To The Same With An Engraving" by Hector MacNeill
Mixing in the bitterness of the past, the poison of the present
I proposed a toast to the longings on this day of prison-visit
To the fellow drinkers of my homeland and beyond
To the beauty of the worlds, the grace of beloved's lip and cheek
"The Incarceration Of Loneliness" by Faiz Ahmed Faiz

In news:

The 21st Century Beer Drinker.
15 Oktoberfest choices for the wine drinker.
Explorers act as underage drinkers in 'mock' party.
An advent calendar for gin drinkers.
Beer Drinkers More Likely To Be Young, Affluent .
Today's beer drinkers are more likely to be between the ages of 21 and 34, and affluent , according to Scarborough Research, a market research firm.
Out of 1,800 Boston teens, heavy soda drinkers were twice as likely to carry a weapon and 59 percent reported aggressive incidents with peers.
Out of 1,800 Boston teens, heavy soda drinkers were twice as likely to carry a weapon and 59 percent reported aggressive .
Northampton's police chief is sounding the alarm to alert area parents to an increase in arrests involving underage drinkers.
Township officers have made 52 arrests thus far in 2012 that involve drinkers under the legal age of 21, Chief Barry Pilla said Monday.
The New Turkish Laws That Segregate Drinkers.
Writer and drinker for hire, but Simoniz Car Wash pays my bills.
I am not a coffee drinker.
Entry denied, jilted drinker stabs bar 's bouncer with screwdriver.
Nearly 40 million Americans are binge drinkers.
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