Alcoholic meaning

ăl'kə-hô'lĭk, -hŏl'ĭk
The definition of an alcoholic is a person who is addicted to drinking alcohol.

A person who drinks too much and who cannot stop himself from doing so is an example of an alcoholic.

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Related to or resulting from alcohol.
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Containing or preserved in alcohol.
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Suffering from alcoholism.
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A person who drinks alcoholic substances habitually and to excess or who suffers from alcoholism.
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Of or containing alcohol.
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Caused by alcohol or liquor containing it.
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Suffering from alcoholism.
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A person who has chronic alcoholism or who habitually drinks alcoholic liquor to excess.
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Related to or resulting from alcohol.
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Containing or preserved in alcohol.
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Having alcoholism.
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A person who has alcoholism.
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A person addicted to alcohol.
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One who abuses alcohol.
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Of or pertaining to alcohol.
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Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.

He ordered an alcoholic beverage.

The oysters were sour, and excessively alcoholic.

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Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism.
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Origin of alcoholic

  • First attested 1891, from alcohol + -ic
    From Wiktionary