Adjective "bibulous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Excessively fond of drinking alcohol.
  1. 'She evokes a broadcasting company that was different from that of today, full of stuffed shirts and bibulous eccentrics.'
  2. 'They parted on bibulous, back-slapping terms.'
  3. 'So, come the denouement, their table was very bibulous and merry while everyone else was in a state of nervy misery.'
  4. '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.''
  5. 'We cannot go back to the bibulous naïveté of our predecessors.'
  6. 'His backstreet bistro is beamed, roughcast, tongue and groove, decorated with bibulous 19th-century prints.'
  7. '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.'
  8. 'The birth of Jean-Philippe increased Leon's nocturnal, bibulous absences; and only to give the boy legitimacy did Arlette marry in September, 1944.'
  9. '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.'
  10. '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.'


1. fond of or addicted to drink.

2. absorbent; spongy.

More examples(as adjective)

"papers can be bibulous."

"sergeant-majors can be bibulous."


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