(noun, adjective)


1. characteristic of or containing alcohol

- alcoholic drinks

Similar word(s): dry, hard, strong, intoxicant, intoxicating, spiritous, spirituous, wet

2. addicted to alcohol

- alcoholic expatriates in Paris

Similar word(s): addicted

Sentences with alcoholic as an adjective:

- He ordered an alcoholic beverage.

- The oysters were sour, and excessively alcoholic.


1. a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

Similar word(s): alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, soaker, souse

Definition categories: person, drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, wino