crapulous

[ krap-yuh-luh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF crapulous
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WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "sick from too much drinking," from Latin crapula, from Greek kraipale "hangover, drunken headache, nausea from debauching." The Romans used it for drunkenness itself. English has used it in both senses. Related: Crapulously; crapulousness.

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