pl. bac′chants or bac·chan′tes
- a priest or worshiper of Bacchus
- a drunken carouser
Origin of bacchant; from Classical Latin bacchans, present participle of bacchari, to celebrate the feast of Bacchus
- worshiping Bacchus
- given to carousing
nounpl. bac·chants or bac·chan·tes
- Greek & Roman Mythology A priest or votary of Bacchus.
- A boisterous reveler.
Origin of bacchantLatin bacchans, bacchant-, present participle of bacchar&imacron;, to celebrate the festival of Bacchus, from Bacchus, Bacchus; see Bacchus.
(comparative more bacchant, superlative most bacchant)