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Synonyms for alky

a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

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Yes, Keith, I can see how that could be misinterpreted: "Cheggers: 'It was great being an alkie -I'd recommend it to anyone!"
Adrian was one smart Indian alkie. A flesh and blood oxymoron.
Even the recent hit film Leaving Las Vegas tried to layer some tragic structure on top of what was really a story of a dissolute alkie enjoying one last bender in the rest place in the world for free booze.
He was tagged in a tweet that referred to the Scotland boss as a "ginger alkie" and Hearts striker Naismith as a "dirty git".
He was a Gatsby-in-training who was also, in the right light, a ringer for teen idol David Cassidy, an Under the Volcano-class alkie and devoted music facilitator, later identified in the 1996 NYC punk bible Please Kill Me as the "former president of the Television Fan Club."
She's a typical either druggie or alkie because she's dead skinny" - Message inadvertently left on the answer machine of a patient by staff at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.
Women from the Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic can be clearly heard discussing her as a "typical druggie or alkie" because of her small frame and even make degrading comments about her teeth.
Turturro chews the scenery with glee and has one verbal set-to with Lin Shaye, as his alkie morn, that's worth the price of admission alone Howell makes Bianchi more of a sappy, childlike stooge, drawn by osmosis into the killings.
Other alleged abbreviations used include BB (Bad Breath), DOM (Dirty Old Man), NC (Never Complains), SLB (Spoilt Little Brat), PA (Possible Alkie) and PIN (Pain In the Neck).
Bozena said: "He was like an alkie. He was unbelievable and drank tequila after tequila before finishing off the rest of the spirits behind the bar.
IT'S not often you'll find me agreeing with the Con Dems but I believe Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, is on to something with these plans to cut the alkie and druggies' benefits if they refuse treatment.
I'm a plonkie, I'm an alkie. I'll drink youse to oblivion'."
Some highlights have been unwatchable due to rain on the camera, others have appeared to be shot on a cheap camcorder held by an alkie with a bad dose of the shakes.