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Meaning & Definition of Alcoholic in English

English

Alcoholic

/ælkəhɑlɪk/

noun

1. A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

    synonym:
  • alcoholic
  • ,
  • alky
  • ,
  • dipsomaniac
  • ,
  • boozer
  • ,
  • lush
  • ,
  • soaker
  • ,
  • souse

adjective

1. Characteristic of or containing alcohol

  • "Alcoholic drinks"
    synonym:
  • alcoholic

2. Addicted to alcohol

  • "Alcoholic expatriates in paris"- carl van doren
    synonym:
  • alcoholic
  • ,
  • alcohol-dependent

Examples of using

Tom's father is an alcoholic.
Tom has a wife who's an alcoholic.
That man has hit bottom: his wife has left him, he's lost his job, and he's an alcoholic. The worst is that I know him--he used to be my boss five years ago.