Bacchanal



a follower of Bacchus.
a drunken reveler.
an occasion of drunken revelry; orgy; bacchanalia.
pertaining to Bacchus; bacchanalian.
noun
a follower of Bacchus
a drunken and riotous celebration
a participant in such a celebration; reveller
adjective
of or relating to Bacchus

1530s (n.); 1540s (adj.), from Latin bacchanalis “having to do with Bacchus” (see Bacchus). Meaning “riotous, drunken roistering; orgy” is from 1711.

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