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bibacious (by-BAY-shuhs) adjective
Overly fond of drinking.
[From Latin bibere (to drink).]
"Seriously though folks, there are certain caveats that I have learned from standing before both overly sober and overly bibacious audiences." Ed Harvey; Media musings; Advertising/Communications Times (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Nov 2001.
"Banfield's bibacious drongo was not so much flushed as drunk, having gorged itself on the nectar of a native melaleuca or paperbark tree." Mark Chipperfield; Drunken Drongos And Suntanned Soap Stars; The Daily Telegraph (London, UK); Mar 27, 2004.
This week's theme: words related to eating and drinking.
A man said to the universe: "Sir I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation." -Stephen Crane, writer (1871-1900)