Definition of bibulous in English:

bibulous

adjective

formal
  • Excessively fond of drinking alcohol.

    • ‘They parted on bibulous, back-slapping terms.’
    • ‘At her second home in France, which she visits every other weekend, she's a very different person. ‘I'm far more bibulous when I'm in Gaillac.'’
    • ‘Hobbs, as did many other railwaymen, reveled in the male camaraderie of the workplace and enjoyed the bibulous pleasures connected with it.’
    • ‘Certainly, he's a bibulous, gregarious fellow of many appetites, who not only acts and directs, but writes biographies and screenplays, and moonlights as a literary critic for a national newspaper.’
    • ‘After accelerated training he arrived at a military hospital in India and, as the only resident doctor, he spent each week preparing for the bibulous round of a visiting Harley Street grandee.’
    • ‘We cannot go back to the bibulous naïveté of our predecessors.’
    • ‘He lumbered to a halt, resignation stamped plainly on his bibulous features.’
    • ‘Emerging after a bibulous evening, befuddled guests went to recover their coats, only to discover that some of them had ‘walked’.’
    • ‘At a conference a decade or so ago he hosted a bibulous dinner, after which he embarked on a funny speech.’
    • ‘So, come the denouement, their table was very bibulous and merry while everyone else was in a state of nervy misery.’
    • ‘The profitability of corn whiskey, heavy frontier drinking, the spread of saloons in cities, and the immigration of beer-drinking and whiskey-swilling foreigners all encouraged the nation's bibulous tendencies.’
    • ‘Owing to a misreading of the signature, it was thought to be by the aforementioned bibulous Frans van Mieris the Elder, and was not correctly identified until 1866.’
    • ‘‘Don't say it's Matthew the Second! ‘said a bibulous character at the far end of Charlie's bar, his mouth full of roasted peanuts.’
    • ‘His backstreet bistro is beamed, roughcast, tongue and groove, decorated with bibulous 19th-century prints.’
    • ‘The column was probably produced hastily, perhaps during what may have been a bibulous Christmas Day.’
    • ‘The birth of Jean-Philippe increased Leon's nocturnal, bibulous absences; and only to give the boy legitimacy did Arlette marry in September, 1944.’
    • ‘New defections, followed by bibulous celebrations in the Palais Royal, were reported daily.’
    • ‘She evokes a broadcasting company that was different from that of today, full of stuffed shirts and bibulous eccentrics.’
    • ‘Over the course of what was clearly a bibulous dinner they ‘foregathered very much indeed’, John not getting home until five in the morning.’
    • ‘Artery-clogging cholesterol, alcohol and carcinogenic free radicals cause cellular mayhem in the aftermath of too many bibulous feasts.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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Origin

Late 17th century (in the sense absorbent): from Latin bibulus freely or readily drinking (from bibere to drink) + -ous.

Pronunciation:

bibulous

/ˈbibyələs/