#959. Drunkenness. -- N. drunkenness &c. adj.; intemperance; drinking &c. v.; inebriety[obs], inebriation; ebriety[obs], ebriosity[obs]; insobriety; intoxication; temulency[obs], bibacity[obs], wine bibbing; comtation[obs], potation; deep potations, bacchanals, bacchanalia, libations; bender* [U.S.].
oinomania[obs], dipsomania; delirium tremens; alcohol, alcoholism; mania a potu[Fr].
drink; alcoholic drinks; blue ruin*, grog, port wine; punch, punch bowl; cup, rosy wine, flowing bowl; drop, drop too much; dram; beer &c. (beverage) 298; aguardiente[obs]; apple brandy, applejack; brandy, brandy smash [U.S.]; chain lightning*, champagne, cocktail; gin, ginsling[obs]; highball [U.S.], peg, rum, rye, schnapps [U.S.], sherry, sling [U.S.], uisquebaugh[Irish], usquebaugh, whisky, xeres[obs].
drunkard, sot, toper, tippler, bibber[obs], wine-bibber, lush; hard drinker, gin drinker, dram drinker; soaker*, sponge, tun; love pot, toss pot; thirsty soul, reveler, carouser, Bacchanal, Bacchanalian; Bacchal[obs], Bacchante[obs]; devotee to Bacchus[obs]; bum* [U.S.], guzzler, tavern haunter.
V. get drunk, be drunk &c. adj.; see double; take a drop too much, take a glass too much; drink; tipple, tope, booze, bouse[Fr], guzzle, swill*, soak*, sot, bum* [U.S.], besot, have a jag on, have a buzz on, lush*, bib, swig, carouse; sacrifice at the shrine of Bacchus[obs]; take to drinking; drink hard, drink deep, drink like a fish; have one's swill*, drain the cup, splice the main brace, take a hair of the dog that bit you.
liquor, liquor up; wet one's whistle, take a whet; crack a bottle, pass the bottle; toss off &c. (drink up) 2198; go to the alehouse, go to the public house.
make one drunk &c. adj.; inebriate, fuddle, befuddle, fuzzle[obs], get into one's head.
Adj. drunk, tipsy; intoxicated; inebrious[obs], inebriate, inebriated; in one's cups; in a state of intoxication &c.n.; temulent[obs], temulentive[obs]; bombed, smashed; fuddled, mellow, cut, boozy, fou[obs], fresh, merry, elevated; flustered, disguised, groggy, beery; top-heavy; potvaliant[obs], glorious; potulent|; squiffy*[obs]; overcome, overtaken; whittled, screwed*, tight, primed, corned, raddled[obs], sewed up*, lushy*[obs], nappy[obs], muddled, muzzy[obs], obfuscated, maudlin; crapulous[obs], dead drunk.
woozy[slightly drunk], buzzed, flush, flushed.
inter pocula[obs]; in liquor, the worse for liquor; having had a drop too much, half seas over, three sheets in the wind, three sheets to the wind; under the table.
drunk as a lord, drunk as a skunk, drunk as a piper, drunk as a fiddler, drunk as Chloe, drunk as an owl, drunk as David's sow, drunk as a wheelbarrow.
drunken, bibacious[obs], sottish; given to drink, addicted to drink, addicted to the bottle; toping &c.v.
Phr. nunc est bibendum[Lat]; "Bacchus ever fair and young" [Dryden]; "drink down all unkindness" [Merry Wives]; "O that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains" [Othello].