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Soaker   /sˈoʊkər/   Listen
Soaker

noun
1.
A heavy rain.  Synonyms: cloudburst, deluge, downpour, pelter, torrent, waterspout.
2.
A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually.  Synonyms: alcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, souse.






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"Soaker" Quotes from Famous Books



... so bad. There's a store there, and a few mines scattered about. Mostly Chinese mines. The storekeeper there's a great soaker, nearly always on the drink. Name's Sampson. He'll tell you where to find Tommy Prince. Prince and his mates have a claim twelve miles out from there, and if Tommy ain't gone to the Oriental, he might ...
— An Outback Marriage • Andrew Barton Paterson

... Tommy," said Johnson, deprecatingly. "You ain't a boy to go for to play an ole soaker like me. That's wot I like you for. Thet's wot I seed in you from the first. I sez, 'Thet 'ere boy ain't goin' to play you, Johnson! You can go your whole pile on him, when you can't trust even a bar-keep.' Thet's wot ...
— Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories • Bret Harte

... that bottle of alcohol for their lamp got broke right onto the Deacon's clothes. His vest, and pantaloons, and coat wuz jest soaked with it; so's when he went after help they called him an old soaker, and said if he'd been sober the tent wouldn't have broke loose. They scorfed at him fearful, and wouldn't do a thing ...
— Samantha at the World's Fair • Marietta Holley

... he said to Bernel. "It's a grand thing to save a man's life, even if it's only John Thomas," for John Thomas had found this land of free spirits too much for him, and had become a soaker and an indifferent workman. ...
— A Maid of the Silver Sea • John Oxenham



Words linked to "Soaker" :   drunkard, rain, rummy, sot, inebriate, wino, rainfall, drunk, soak, alcoholic



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