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a priest, priestess, or votary of Bacchus; bacchanal.
a drunken reveler.
inclined to revelry.
Historical Examples

But shall I be more like a bacchant holding the thyrsus in my right hand, or in this?
The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. Euripides

Scenes of bacchant excitement and of wildest abandonment may be witnessed here.
The History of Prostitution William W. Sanger

He was in this, just as he was in everything else, a remnant of a past age; he had merely been transformed into a bacchant!
The Title Market Emily Post

noun (pl) bacchants, bacchantes (bəˈkæntɪz)
a priest or votary of Bacchus
a drunken reveller


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