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boozehound

slang One who is apt to drink alcohol often and excessively; an alcoholic. "Booze" is a slang term for alcohol derived from the Middle Dutch word busen, meaning "to drink to excess." Geez, if we go to the bar a third time this week, we're gonna look like a couple of boozehounds!
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Jaded boozehound Marnie views their weekend employer as a potential psycho, urging Jerry to push for a higher fee.
In a short piece accompanied by lots of photos, Von Rocket calls himself the "resident boozehound" and says that he would have written more stories, but he was just too busy drinking.
"Well, you know, he's an old Irish Catholic boozehound, and he tends to get caught up in his own game sometimes, but Tim's a very skillful game player, and he knows what he's doing?"
While he's perhaps too healthily handsome to be an entrenched boozehound, the actor effectively communicates Lawson's fragile balance between numbed resignation and galvanizing self-disgust.
The idea that those people visiting a racecourse can be divided neatly into two groups, racing cognoscenti studying the runners in the paddock and hardened boozehounds getting hammered in the bars -- with no intersection between the pair -- is nonsense.
Speaking of the dark arts, the MoonGoddess--found in the "Boozehounds" section--is a delightfully tasty witch's brew of blended Green Chartreuse, lime and gin.
Buses wouldn't stop--they were either too full, or the drivers were wary of picking up dozens of boozehounds. DiPino came up with a solution: Find two or three buses, staff them with police officers and give the drunks a ride home.
Hundreds of beard-clad boozehounds took part in SantaCon's annual pub crawl to raise cash for charity.
Sinatra's heartbreaking "Willow Weep for Me" no more redeems right-wing, skirt-chasing boozehounds as a group than the Cantos redeem right-wing, paranoiac racists (redundant, that).