Definition of Dipsomaniac

1. Noun. A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually.

Exact synonyms: Alcoholic, Alky, Boozer, Lush, Soaker, Souse
Generic synonyms: Drunk, Drunkard, Inebriate, Rummy, Sot, Wino
Derivative terms: Alcoholic, Booze, Soak, Souse



Definition of Dipsomaniac

1. n. One who has an irrepressible desire for alcoholic drinks.

Definition of Dipsomaniac

1. Noun. One with a morbid paroxysmal craving for alcohol; an alcoholic. ¹

2. Noun. A persistently drunken person; a drunkard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dipsomaniac

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dipsomaniac

1. One who has an irrepressible desire for alcoholic drinks. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dipsomaniac

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diprotodons
diproton
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dips
dipsades
dipsas
dipsesis
dipsetic
dipso
dipsogen
dipsology
dipsomania
dipsomaniac (current term)
dipsomaniacal
dipsomaniacs
dipsomanias
dipsos
dipsosis
dipsotherapy
dipsticks
dipswitch
dipt
dipteral
dipteran
dipterans
dipteras

Literary usage of Dipsomaniac

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1. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1904)
"The Arena JULY, THE CONFESSIONS OF A dipsomaniac. EDITED BY WILLIAM LEE HOWARD, MD AS I insane during these attacks ?" Yes, but it was a strange and weird ..."

2. At the Court of Amîr: A Narrative by John Alfred Gray (1895)
"The dipsomaniac. The Valet who was an assassin. A strangler as a Valet. The Chief of the Police and his ways. Danger of prescribing for a prisoner. ..."

3. At the Court of the Amir: A Narrative by John Alfred Gray (1901)
"The dipsomaniac. The Valet who was an assassin. A strangler as a Valet. The chief of the police and his ways. Danger of prescribing for a prisoner. ..."

4. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1876)
"One distinction may be said to be well established—that between the sot and the dipsomaniac. Sottishness is vice, but dipsomania is disease. ..."

5. The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology by Winslow, Lyttleton Forbes (1878)
"Family History Father a dipsomaniac, grandfather very excitable and eccentric, ... A brother insane, maternal aunt a dipsomaniac, parents temperate. ..."

6. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"(4) A dipsomaniac satisfies a pathological and imperious want; he does not like alcohol, and takes it against his will. He strives energetically without the ..."

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