1. [late 18C+] a drunkard, usu. with old; note earlier soaker n.1 (1)
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
3. [mid-19C] (US) a drink.
4. [mid-19C+] a heavy drinking session.
5. [1900s–50s] a despised person.
[1940s] (W.I.) a habitual drunkard, an alcoholic.
[18C] a drunkard.
[late 19C] (US) to drink heavily.