bacchant definition by Webster's New World
- a priest or worshiper of Bacchus
- a drunken carouser
Origin: ; from Classical Latin bacchans, present participle of bacchari, to celebrate the feast of Bacchus
- worshiping Bacchus
- given to carousing
- bacchantic adjective
bacchant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. bac·chants or bac·chan·tes
- Greek & Roman Mythology A priest or votary of Bacchus.
- A boisterous reveler.
Origin: Latin bacchāns, bacchant-, present participle of bacchārī, to celebrate the festival of Bacchus, from Bacchus, Bacchus, from Greek Bakkhos.
- bac·chan·tic adjective