[druhngk] /drʌŋk/ adjective 1. being in a temporary state in which one’s physical and mental faculties are impaired by an excess of alcoholic ; intoxicated: The wine made him drunk. 2. overcome or dominated by a strong feeling or emotion: drunk with power; drunk with joy. 3. pertaining to or caused by intoxication or intoxicated […]
- Drunk as a lord
Also, drunk as a fiddler or skunk ; falling-down or roaring drunk . Extremely intoxicated, as in He came home drunk as a lord . The three similes have survived numerous others. The first was considered proverbial by the mid-1600s and presumably alludes to the fact that noblemen drank more than commoners (because they could […]
[druhng-kerd] /ˈdrʌŋ kərd/ noun 1. a person who is habitually or frequently . /ˈdrʌŋkəd/ noun 1. a person who is frequently or habitually drunk n. 1520s, droncarde, but probably older (attested from late 13c. as a surname, Druncard), from Middle English dronken, participial adjective from drunk (q.v.), + -ard.
- Drunk as a skunk
adjective phrase Very drunk; schnockered: They bring beer and cigarettes, are drunk as skunks (1940s+)