Definition of elbow-bender in English:



  • A heavy or habitual drinker.

    ‘a legendary elbow-bender even in the rock industry’
    • ‘Phil removed the spiral staircase at the back of the boozer and installed another bar so elbow-benders have somewhere to rest their leaden heads.’
    • ‘What I'm concerned with here is not the old elbow benders, it is the broken hearted rookies.’
    • ‘Almost every boozer worthy of the name offers a period of time when the price of the giggle juice is reduced in an effort to fill the joint up with elbow benders.’
    • ‘I have to admit that, when it comes to drinking, I'm an elbow-bender.’
    • ‘This riotous sitcom stars Dylan Moran as Bernard Black, an antisocial elbow-bender and owner of a small London bookstore.’
    • ‘Mr. Johnson is an inveterate elbow-bender.’
    • ‘He bumped into a former fellow elbow-bender, an Irish guy from our pub in the town we recently moved from.’
    • ‘It's a bar any elbow-bender would be pleased to belly up to.’
    • ‘Yesterday I had a New Year's party with my three colleagues who are elbow-benders.’
    • ‘In the era of the three-martini lunch, the standing elbow-benders were three-deep at the bar.’
    drunkard, drunk, inebriate, imbiber, tippler, sot, heavy drinker, hard drinker, serious drinker, problem drinker