What does alcoholic mean?
The definition of alcoholic
Al`co*hol”ic, a.
Etym: [Cf. F. alcolique.]

Of or pertaining to alcohol, or partaking of its qualities; derived from, or caused by, alcohol; containing alcohol; as, alcoholic mixtures; alcoholic gastritis; alcoholic odor.

Al`co*hol”ic, n.
1 A person given to the use of alcoholic liquors.
2 pl.
Alcoholic liquors.