bibulous


adjective

  1. fond of or addicted to drink.
  2. absorbent; spongy.

adjective

  1. addicted to alcohol
adj.

1670s, “spongy, absorbent,” from Latin bibulus “drinking readily, given to drink;” of things, “absorbent; moistened,” from bibere “to drink” (see imbibe). Meaning “fond of drink” attested in English by 1861.

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