1. intoxicated; drunk.
  2. given to drunkenness.
  3. pertaining to, caused by, or marked by intoxication: a drunken quarrel.


  1. intoxicated with or as if with alcohol
  2. frequently or habitually drunk
  3. (prenominal) caused by or relating to alcoholic intoxicationa drunken brawl

full form of the past participle of drunk. Meaning “inebriated” was in Old English druncena; adjectival meaning “habitually intoxicated” is from 1540s. Related: Drunkenly.

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