One who drinks alcoholic liquors, especially habitually or excessively: a hard drinker. (noun)
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Use "drinker" in a sentence
"I would like your temperate drinker to pause, and reflect upon the fact, that the quantity of brandy or rum that he took at a drink, when he commenced this downhill course, has been gradually increased; so that in the second year, what had been quite sufficient to please his palate and produce all the desired effects in the first, was then insipidly small; and more so in the third year, if, mayhap, he could with any decency lay claim to the title of _temperate drinker_ so long."
"Does he actually think a 270 lb soft drinker is going to stop drinking his Pepsi if it is taxed more?"
"The decaf drinker is assumed by many roasters to be someone who doesn't care about flavor in the first place and will take what they get without complaint."