Definition of drunk and disorderly in English:

drunk and disorderly

phrase

  • Creating a public disturbance under the influence of alcohol.

    ‘arrested for being drunk and disorderly’
    • ‘Following scuffles, eight teenagers were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, four for public order offences and three for causing a breach of the peace.’
    • ‘If police see drunks being verbally abusive to members of the public they will be arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour or public order offences.’
    • ‘The 32-year-old mum hit a female officer after she was arrested for being drunk and disorderly at the Hylands Park concert.’
    • ‘Six men were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, for fighting or for breach of the peace.’
    • ‘It was only an offence to be drunk and disorderly in a public place.’
    • ‘He says from now on they will not have to pay fines on their overdue library books, they cannot be arrested for being drunk and disorderly and they get free parking.’
    • ‘A judge convicted of being drunk and disorderly in a kebab shop has had his Yorkshire law offices closed amid allegations of financial irregularities.’
    • ‘However, officers at the scene said that, although a number of the fans were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, the day went better than expected.’
    • ‘The 24-year-old was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and was due to be questioned today.’
    • ‘An alcoholic was fined £5 by magistrates after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly.’