(Adjective) Having reached the stage of drunkenness characterized by tearful sentimentality and effusive displays of affection; characteristic of (the behaviour of) someone who has reached this stage.

In Context

“Gully is a neighbouring farmer who drinks at Shamus Henley’s pub in Barntrosna where he grows ever more maudlin about his inability to find a wife.”

Peter Haining, Editor, Great Irish Drinking Stories, 2002.