[krap-yuh-luh s] /ˈkræp yə ləs/

given to or characterized by gross excess in drinking or eating.
suffering from or due to such excess.

1530s, “sick from too much drinking,” from Latin crapula, from Greek kraipale “hangover, drunken headache, nausea from debauching.” The Romans used it for drunkenness itself. English has used it in both senses. Related: Crapulously; crapulousness.


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