from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that drinks.
  • noun One who drinks alcoholic liquors, especially habitually or excessively.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who drinks; particularly, one who drinks spirituous liquors habitually or to excess; a tippler.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who drinks; ; also, one who drinks spirituous liquors to excess; a drunkard.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a large British moth (Odonestis potatoria).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Agent noun of drink; someone or something that drinks.
  • noun Someone who drinks alcoholic beverages on a regular basis, especially when to an extent that is likely to impair his or her well-being.
  • noun A device from which animals can drink.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
  • noun a person who drinks liquids


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  • Wow, thanks WeirdNet. Next time I try to drink something that isn't a liquid, or use a good or service, I'll let you know.

    "Drinker was a small, plant-eating dinosaur from the late Jurassic period, about 156 to 145 million years ago. Drinker was a 6.5 feet (2 m) long Ornithopod with a flexible tail." On weekends, Drinker would go on binges and get into fights.

    August 29, 2008