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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A boisterous reveler.
From Bacchus, the god of wine in Roman mythology. His Greek equivalent is Dionysus who gave us the word dionysian. Earliest documented use:1699.
“I did not, as a young bacchant in the ‘60s and ‘70s, absent myself from the garden of herbal and pharmacological delights -- far from it -- so I found myself in an odd position, that is, lecturing a parent about drugs.”
Christopher Buckley; Mum and Pup And Me; The New York Times Magazine; Apr 26, 2009.
See more usage examples of bacchant in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something. -Anton Chekhov, short-story writer and dramatist (29 Jan 1860-1904)