Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024

Search: DRUNK

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
322Long (1918) DRUNKDRUNKTo drink, in sense of habitual use of intoxicating liquor, throw the end of the thumb of the "Y" hand up against the mouth and repeat several times. The hand thus represents the bottle.46hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=322&refid=long1918
679Long (1918) DRUNKDRUNKDRUNK: Toss the end of the thumb of the "Y" hand against the mouth as if carrying a bottle to the mouth to drink; then move the right arm, pointing upward from the elbow, forward in a staggering way. 78hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=679&refid=long1918
176Michaels (1923) DRUNKDRUNKARDDRUNKARD: 1. Have the thumb and little finger of the right hand extended. 2. Put the thumb to your mouth. 3. Go through motion of drinking.52hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=176&refid=michaels1923
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