soaker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n soaker a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    • n soaker a heavy rain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Soaker A hard drinker.
    • Soaker One who, or that which, soaks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n soaker One who or that which soaks. That which steeps, wets, or drenches, as a rain.
    • n soaker A habitual drinker; one accustomed to drink spirituous liquors to excess; a toper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Soaker a habitual drunkard
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. súcan, to suck, pa.t. seác, pa.p. socen.

Usage

In literature:

You miserable old soaker!
"End of the Tether" by Joseph Conrad
The "Crafty Soaker" is another excellent comic folk-tale.
"The Danish History, Books I-IX" by Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
I do not set up t' be an expert dongola soaker.
"The Water Goats and Other Troubles" by Ellis Parker Butler
I'll do a day's work agen you or any fat young soaker of your age.
"Major Barbara" by George Bernard Shaw
The storekeeper there's a great soaker, nearly always on the drink.
"An Outback Marriage" by Andrew Barton Paterson
Bless'd if the old soaker ain't comin' to life again!
"While the Billy Boils" by Henry Lawson
I suppose such solid soakers never get upset.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
How much less living would he be had he been called Mr. Soaker or Mr. Tosspot!
"Play-Making" by William Archer
I'd like ter t'ump him a soaker on de jaw meself.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
Sometimes, when he was taking his Saturday night soaker he still got kind of a funny feeling.
"The Last Place on Earth" by James Judson Harmon
You take me for a regler soaker.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Mr. Adam Neuser, for he was the quiet soaker, pulled down his mouth, as if his red wine tasted of the cork.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
Yes, it is funny, his taking his toddy along with you old soakers.
"The Letters of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
We've had such a long dry spell, but now we've had rain, a real soaker.
"The Sweep Winner" by Nat Gould
We have had one or two terrible soakers for the finish of the amateur championship, and for the open championship too, in the last few years.
"Fifty Years of Golf" by Horace G. Hutchinson
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In poetry:

In course of time it struck all men that Jim
Was fast developing into a soaker—
The breath of palsy on his every limb,
A bleary face touched up with crimson ochre.
"Jimmy Wood" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Then around 5pm Monday, this slow moving cluster of storms turned into a localized soaker, just east of Stevens Point and I-39 in Portage County.
Shotgun disguised as a Super Soaker.
Shotgun disguised as a Super Soaker (KFSN Photo).
Monday will be a 'wild' soaker .
Tuesday will also be a soaker before it starts to dry out, sort of, for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Saturday soaker 's heaviest rains trending east 2012 still warmest on record in USA.
75 days since a soaker .
Tuesday will be a soaker .
I had never seen a Super Soaker shotgun before, but apparently turning Super Soakers into zip guns is a trend among criminals.
Sunday's rain: a soaker , but not quite record-setting.
Gusty Sunday soaker with lingering wind and chill.
Soaker didn't ease drought.
Exclusive Look at Nerf Super Soaker 's 2011 Line-Up—and Their Real-LIife Counterparts.
Still swampy with a risk of heavy soakers.
Wednesday soaker December 12, 2012.
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