What is the definition of an alcoholic?
alcoholic |ˌalkəˈhôlik; -ˈhäl-|
• caused by the excessive consumption of alcohol : alcoholic liver disease.
• suffering from alcoholism : his alcoholic daughter was the cause of his anxiety.
a person suffering from alcoholism.
alcoholism |ˈalkəhôˌlizəm; -hä-|
an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency : he had a long history of depression, drug abuse and alcoholism.
So... how about... craving for a drink on a Sunday evening after a day of recovering from a terrible hangover?
Okay, fine. I won't do it.
I swear i'm not an alcoholic.