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[druhng-kerd] /ˈdrʌŋ kərd/

a person who is habitually or frequently .
a person who is frequently or habitually drunk

1520s, droncarde, but probably older (attested from late 13c. as a surname, Druncard), from Middle English dronken, participial adjective from drunk (q.v.), + -ard.


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