bacchanal bacchanal  /bə ˈkeɪ nəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who engages in drinking bouts
  2. (n) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  3. (n) a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
  4. (adj) used of riotously drunken merrymaking

Usage(s):

  1. The annual beach bacchanal we know today has its roots in ancient greek mythology, a college swim meet and the debauchery of Girls Gone Wild.
  2. It's a raging bacchanal of hand holding, milk drinking and explicit thespianism! Obviously, this is escapism for parents too.
  3. That stilted parade known as the presidential campaign had marched into a High Plains bacchanal of shiny hogs, leather chaps and skanky tattoos--and the people seemed to like it.

News

  • Paladin & FilmBuff Set ‘Spark: A Burning Man Story’ Ahead Of Burning Man 2013

    If you’ve never been to the desert arts free-for-all that is Burning Man, soon you can experience it from the cushy confines of a theater. Paladin and FilmBuff have pacted to release Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter’s docu Spark: A Burning Man Story profiling the annual gathering, which began as a social-artistic experiment in utopian living and has grown into a bacchanal drawing over 60,000 free ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

Quotes

  1. RANDY CALIFORNIA of Spirit told me backstage at La Paloma "There's one radio station that actually plays our stuff, Magic something. We played a private party for them at, um, the Bacchanal. I see the same ten guys or so every time we play down...
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Randy California Source: San Diego Reader

  2. Asked why she chose Bacchanal Jamaica's, Bacchanal Fridays to make her first debut for the carnival season Destra said, "I love Jamaica and the fans, they never let me down and appreciate soca so much. So once Bacchanal Jamaica gave me the...
    on Mar 29, 2010 By: Destra Garcia Source: Jamaica Observer

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