Definition of bibulous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɪbjʊləs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪbjʊləs//
(old-fashioned or humorous)
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liking to drink too much alcohol Word Origin late 17th cent. (in the sense ‘absorbent’): from Latin bibulus ‘freely or readily drinking’ (from bibere ‘to drink’) + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bibulous