Definition of boozehound in US English:



  • A person who drinks alcohol often and heavily.

    • ‘To continue to hang with the boozehounds, you must continue to drink like one.’
    • ‘The Baltimore boozehound has a reputation for a glass liver, something his handlers are quick to blame on bad press and worse liquor.’
    • ‘Taking a page from Madison Avenue, he determines that sex, and a saucy name change, sells just about anything, even an aging, sexless boozehound.’
    • ‘In the novel, the poem's been torn out of a college textbook and treasured by Bruno, the murdering, sociopathic boozehound dilettante who exists, leech-like, on his mother's allowance.’
    • ‘Watching Nixon's henchmen come out of the woodwork to declare their moral indignation at the ethical lapses of Mark Felt was tantamount to watching Liza Minelli criticize someone else for being an an unstable boozehound.’
    • ‘However, the only thing he can offer this bobby socks babe is abject poverty, since his pop is a boozehound with a weak employment record and even frailer liver.’
    • ‘After narrowly avoiding some jail time, he returns home only to get kicked out by his boozehound mother.’
    • ‘And obese people have 30 to 50 per cent more chronic medical problems than smokers or boozehounds.’
    • ‘Not that I was an alcoholic exactly, but I was a bit of a boozehound (one to three drinks a day).’
    • ‘Even when pressed further by the more sceptical boozehounds, he was still adamant he was heading for the snowy pistes of Belgium and that he was not simply piste.’
    • ‘Guilbault plays an ageing boozehound who looks back over the last 30 years of her life in the same apartment, and tries to muster up a bit of dignity before she dies.’
    • ‘After the snaggle-toothed boozehound was kicked out of The Pogues in 1993, he cut a couple of albums with rag-tag bunch The Popes.’
    • ‘In public and in collections like Notes of a Dirty Old Man, Bukowski portrayed himself as a skirt-chasing boozehound who scribbled out poems and stories between races at the track.’
    • ‘Fitzgerald is perhaps the most beloved of the celebrated early-20th-century literary boozehounds.’
    • ‘There's a chipper old boozehound in knee-high tubesocks, chatting up the package store clerk.’
    • ‘This may stave off some of the symptoms, but you'll have to face the head-clanging, nerve-jangling fate of the seasoned boozehound sooner or later.’
    • ‘The strutting paycock of the title, ‘Captain’ Boyle, is a workshy boozehound, an incorrigible fantasist who rashly pins everything on the promise of an inheritance.’
    • ‘If it weren't for my damned ankle, I tell you, I'd have been making out with every cocky boozehound on the eastern seaboard.’
    • ‘The cast, from boozehound Macdonald to manic Orangeman terrorist John Schultz, is uniformly terrific, deranged with a veritably Python-esque mania.’