Origin of drunkenMiddle English dronken from Old English druncen, past participle of drincan, to drink
- intoxicated or habitually intoxicated; drunk
- caused by, characterized by, or occurring during intoxication: drunken driving
- Delirious with or as if with strong drink; intoxicated.
- Habitually drunk.
- Of, involving, or occurring during intoxication: a drunken brawl. See Usage Note at drunk.
- Cooked with wine or another alcoholic beverage: drunken mushrooms.