What does alcoholic mean?

Definitions for alcoholic
ˌæl kəˈhɔ lɪk, -ˈhɒl ɪkal·co·holic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alcoholic, alky, dipsomaniac, boozer, lush, soaker, souseadjective

    a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

  2. alcoholicadjective

    characteristic of or containing alcohol

    "alcoholic drinks"

  3. alcoholic, alcohol-dependentadjective

    addicted to alcohol

    "alcoholic expatriates in Paris"- Carl Van Doren


  1. alcoholicnoun

    A person addicted to alcohol.

  2. alcoholicnoun

    One who abuses alcohol.

  3. alcoholicadjective

    Of or pertaining to alcohol.

  4. alcoholicadjective

    Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.

  5. alcoholicadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism

  6. Etymology: First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic


  1. Alcoholic

    Alcoholic is the third single from the album Love Is Here by British pop band Starsailor, released in 2001. Often wrongly credited as "Daddy Was an Alcoholic", it is one of their most popular songs so far, and also their first single to be in the UK top ten. In the Love is Here DVD, James Walsh comments that "Alcoholic" is so well known because of the topic of the song.


  1. alcoholic

    An alcoholic is a person who suffers from alcoholism, a chronic disease characterized by an addiction to or dependence on alcohol. They may exhibit symptoms such as an inability to limit their drinking, a strong urge or craving to drink, development of tolerance to alcohol, or withdrawal symptoms when they don't consume alcohol. The term can also be used to describe beverages that contain alcohol.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alcoholicadjective

    of or pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities; derived from, or caused by, alcohol; containing alcohol; as, alcoholic mixtures; alcoholic gastritis; alcoholic odor

  2. Alcoholicnoun

    a person given to the use of alcoholic liquors

  3. Alcoholicnoun

    alcoholic liquors

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. alcolique.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alcoholic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alcoholic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of alcoholic in a Sentence

  1. Nick Bodkins:

    It’s growing faster than any other category of beverage. The data doesn’t lie, but look at the best bars and restaurants and you’ll have all the validation you need, the days of O’Douls being your option are over. You can legitimately order a zero-proof cocktail at PDT, Death Scott Noughty Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Chardonnay Noughty Noughty is a must-try non-alcoholic wine brand. It does still and sparkling wines remarkably well, and Bodkins recommends the red, as well as the sparkling Chardonnay and Rosé.

  2. Timothy Affleck:

    I was a chronic, severe alcoholic for several years, i had to recover and, happily, I did. Ben has always been serious about getting sober. There is no question about that. He wants a balanced life and he is working at it.

  3. Robert Swift:

    The effects of alcohol and alcoholic beverages are so complicated, so complex.

  4. Jerry Mcarthur:

    Elissa Weitzman told FoxNews.com. But Jerry Mcarthur says it's up to the consumer to use it legally. Jerry Mcarthur noted that Jerry Mcarthur Lolo Lid will have a disclaimer on the packaging warning users about public drinking and added Lolo Lids works just as well with sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages. At the end of the day it’s a novelty product and people can use it how they want to use it.

  5. Christopher Gindlesperger:

    Nearly half -- 45 % -- of all non-alcoholic beverages contain 0 %( sugar).

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Translations for alcoholic

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  • خمير, روحي, سكير, معاقر, كحوليArabic
  • алкохолен, пияница, спиртен, алкохоличен, алкохоликBulgarian
  • alcohòlicCatalan, Valencian
  • alkoholik, alkoholický, opilec, pijanCzech
  • alkoholikerDanish
  • Alkoholkranke, Alkoholiker, alkoholisch, Alkoholkranker, AlkoholikerinGerman
  • αλκοολική, αλκοολικόςGreek
  • alkoholuloEsperanto
  • alcohólicoSpanish
  • joodik, alkohoolik, alkoholi-, alkohoolneEstonian
  • alkoholipitoinen, alkoholisti, alkoholi-, juoppoFinnish
  • alcoolique, alcooliséFrench
  • alcólachIrish
  • sheer-veshtallaghManx
  • alkoholos, alkohol, alkoholistaHungarian
  • ալկոհոլային, ալկոհոլիկ, ալկաշArmenian
  • alcoholicInterlingua
  • alcoldipendente, alcolista, alcolico, alcolizzatoItalian
  • アルコール中毒者, 小虎, アルコール入りの, 愛飲家, 飲んだくれ, 辛党, 酒飲み, アル中, 飲兵衛Japanese
  • alkoholiķis, alkoholisksLatvian
  • пијаница, алкохолен, алкохоличарски, алкохоличарMacedonian
  • beralkoholMalay
  • alcoholist, alcoholicus, alcoholiste, alcoholischDutch
  • ମଦୁଆOriya
  • alkoholik, alkoholowe, alkoholiczka, alkoholowa, alkoholowyPolish
  • alcoólatra, alcoólicoPortuguese
  • alcoolică, alcoolicRomanian
  • алкаш, пьяница, алкогольный, алкоголикRussian
  • alkoholni, alkoholičarSerbo-Croatian
  • pijan, alkoholický, alkoholikSlovak
  • alkohol-, alkoholhaltig, fyllerist, suput, alkis, drinkare, alkoholist, fylloSwedish
  • alkollü, alkolikTurkish

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