convivialist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

convivial +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

convivialist (plural convivialists)

  1. A person of convivial habits.
  2. (archaic) A person who drinks alcohol.
    Herman Melville (1857), chapter 2, in The Confidence-Man, page 10: “…there was no lack of variety. Natives of all sorts, and foreigners; men of business and men of pleasure;…teetotalers and convivialists…”