Definitions

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  • adj. Addicted to drinking alcohol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Addicted to drinking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Addicted to drinking; disposed to imbibe.

Etymologies

Latin bibax, bibacis, from bibere. See bib. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, listen, my bibacious friend, I'll tell my tale to you.

    Ballads of a Bohemian

  • [43] As the little fellow grows and is about a year old, he writes to Agricola, “My Johnny is lively and strong, and a voracious, bibacious little fellow.”

    Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation

  • -- But I had the impression that the author of the Spectator was afflicted with a dropsy, or some such inflated malady, to which persons of sedentary and bibacious habits are liable.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • "It's moonlight, I reckon," said Mike, who was just meditating over his last draught, and his consequent departure from this bibacious paradise.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

  • Now the original proposition, commencing with the word "take," was meant by its propounder to achieve its climax in "a seat on one of the hall chairs;" but the liquid inferences of A1, with a dark lantern, had the desired effect, and induced a command from Mr. Adolphus Casay to the small essential essence of condensed valetanism in the person of Jim Pipkin, to produce the case-bottles for the discussion of the said A1, with the dark lantern, who gained considerably in the good opinion of Mr. James Pipkin, by requesting the favour of his company in the bibacious avocation he so much delighted in.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 9, 1841

  • “I plainly discern,” said Solomon, “the alogy of her temper, which makes her appear even worse than bibacious, and will tend to absume all esteem her relatives may desire to feel towards her.

    Lovers and Friends; or, Modern Attachments

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