UK [ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] / US [ˌdɪpsoʊˈmeɪnɪˌæk] noun [countable]
Word forms "dipsomaniac":
singular dipsomaniac plural dipsomaniacs
someone who cannot control their feeling of wanting to drink alcohol

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  • Dipsomaniac — Dip so*ma ni*ac, n. One who has an irrepressible desire for alcoholic drinks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dipsomaniac — drunkard, 1858, from DIPSOMANIA (Cf. dipsomania); slang shortening dipso is from 1880 …   Etymology dictionary

  • dipsomaniac — alcoholic, inebriate, *drunkard, sot, soak, toper, tosspot, tippler …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dipsomaniac — dipsomania ► NOUN ▪ alcoholism. DERIVATIVES dipsomaniac noun. ORIGIN from Greek dipsa thirst …   English terms dictionary

  • dipsomaniac — noun see dipsomania …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dipsomaniac — dipsomaniacal /dip seuh meuh nuy euh keuhl, soh /, adj. /dip seuh may nee ak , soh /, n. a person with an irresistible craving for alcoholic drink. [1855 60; DIPSOMANI(A) + AC] Syn. See drunkard. * * * …   Universalium

  • dipsomaniac — noun a) One with a morbid paroxysmal craving for alcohol; an alcoholic. b) A persistently drunken person; a drunkard. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • dipsomaniac — Synonyms and related words: LSD user, acidhead, addict, alcoholic, alcoholic addict, bacchanal, bacchanalian, bibber, big drunk, boozer, carouser, chain smoker, chronic alcoholic, chronic drunk, cocaine sniffer, cokie, cubehead, devotee of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dipsomaniac — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. alcoholic, sot, boozer*; see drunkard …   English dictionary for students

  • dipsomaniac — dip|so|ma|ni|ac [ˌdıpsəˈmeıniæk] n BrE old fashioned [Date: 1800 1900; : Greek; Origin: dipsa feeling of wanting a drink + English maniac] someone who has a very strong desire for alcohol, which they cannot control = ↑alcoholic …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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