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What is an English word for a regular alcohol drinking after work? What is an English word for an alcoholic who drinks after work?

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(1) The "after-work drink" has a million and a half hits on Google. (2) An alcoholic. –  Edwin Ashworth Apr 20 at 21:52
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This sounds like 80% of the Brits I work with. –  RyeɃreḁd Apr 20 at 21:56

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In the USA, the period right after work (but before dinner) in which alcoholic beverages may be consumed at an establishment set up for that purpose is often referred to as Happy Hour. Many bars have reduced prices on some or all of their drinks during this period.

You will also often hear "time to leave work and go drinking" referred to as beer-thirty

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I always said happy hour is that time after work where you get to have a relaxing drink and it costs about $1 less than otherwise. Sad hour is right before work when you have a drink that costs about $1 more than otherwise that stresses you out...and it was invented by Starbucks. –  HostileFork Apr 21 at 2:55

Social drinker can serve for one who drinks after work.

But the best word for an alcoholic who drinks after work is ... alcoholic!

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Consider after work drinking and after work drinker.

The review said peer-group pressure could encourage teetotalers to drink in workplaces with after-work drinking cultures.

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Neither of those are answers to the OP. Also, how do those ngram/google book links support a definition? (neither of those do so in particular anyway). –  Mitch Apr 20 at 23:08

In Australia it is a "knock-off drink". Often drunk by a "piss-pot".

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