groghound

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groghound

slang One who is apt to drink alcohol often and excessively; an alcoholic. "Grog" refers to rum that has been diluted with water. It was named after Edward Vernon, an 18th-century British admiral nicknamed "Old Grog" (because he wore a grogram cloak) who ordered that his sailors receive that mixture instead of pure rum. Geez, if we go to the bar a third time this week, we're gonna look like a couple of groghounds!
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groghound

n. a drunkard. I’m afraid that Ernie is getting to be a groghound.
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