Associations to the word «Bacchant»

Wiktionary

BACCHANT, noun. A priest of Bacchus.
BACCHANT, noun. A bacchanal; a reveler.
BACCHANT, adjective. Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing.

Dictionary definition

BACCHANT, noun. Someone who engages in drinking bouts.
BACCHANT, noun. A drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus.
BACCHANT, noun. (classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats