good drunk

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A person who is cheerful and companionable when intoxicated, retaining reasonable control of his or her mental and emotional faculties.

Etymology:

  • Probably first used in literature in this manner by Ernest Hemingway in The Sun Also Rises.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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