Meaning of “drunk” in the English Dictionary

"drunk" in British English

See all translations

drunkverb

uk /drʌŋk/ us /drʌŋk/

drunkadjective [ usually after verb ]

uk /drʌŋk/ us /drʌŋk/

B2 unable to speak or act in the usual way because of having had too much alcohol:

I got completely drunk at my sister's wedding.
I'd had a couple of glasses of wine but I certainly wasn't drunk.
He came home last night blind (= extremely) drunk.
drunk and disorderly specialized

the crime of behaving badly in public after drinking too much alcohol

drunk with power

having a strong and unreasonable feeling of being able to control other people

More examples

  • From her slow, deliberate speech I guessed she must be drunk.
  • I got a bit drunk and made a fool of myself.
  • They came back from the pub roaring drunk.
  • William was lying spread-eagled on the grass, blind drunk.
  • He came home drunk and vomited all over the kitchen floor.

Idiom(s)

drunknoun [ C ]

uk /drʌŋk/ us /drʌŋk/ also drunkard disapproving

(Definition of “drunk” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drunk" in American English

See all translations

drunk

us /drʌŋk/

drunk (DRINK)

past participle of drink

drunkadjective

us /drʌŋk/

drunk adjective (TOO MUCH ALCOHOL)

unable to behave correctly or as usual because of drinking too much alcohol

drunknoun [ C ]

us /drʌŋk/

drunk noun [ C ] (ALCOHOLIC)

a person who regularly drinks too much alcohol

(Definition of “drunk” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)