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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A wild and drunken celebration.
2. A drunken reveler.
After Bacchus, the god of wine in Roman mythology. His Greek equivalent is Dionysus. Earliest documented use: 1536. A related term is bacchant.
"The move backfired, encouraging instead a bacchanal of booze, followed by a parade of puking."
Ben Butler; Corporate Delinquents Drink to Better Times; The Age (Melbourne, Australia); Sep 3, 2012.
See more usage examples of bacchanal in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away. -T.S. Eliot, poet (1888-1965)