Definition of "drunk" []

  • Past participle of drink. (verb)
  • Intoxicated with alcoholic liquor to the point of impairment of physical and mental faculties. (adjective)
  • Caused or influenced by intoxication. (adjective)
  • Overcome by strong feeling or emotion: drunk with power. (adjective)
  • A drunkard. (noun)
  • Intoxicated with alcohol to the extent of losing control over normal physical and mental functions (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Overwhelmed by strong influence or emotion (adjective)
  • A person who is drunk or drinks habitually to excess (noun)
  • A drinking bout (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "drunk" in a sentence
  • "The party was fun (lots of pretty people, free booze, good waitress, surprisingly racially mixed attendees**), but by 11: 30 I was drunk and DG was fall down drunk***, so it was time to go."
  • "On the train back to Brooklyn, a drunk is asleep in the seat for two at one end."
  • "If people tweet the word "beer," there's a seven-hour lag, on average, before there's a spike in the word "drunk.""