Old soak

Posted by Smokey Stover on May 12, 2007

In Reply to: Old soak posted by Manny on May 12, 2007

: What does it mean if one says to another, "YOU WERE AN OLD SOAK AT THAT". Is this a navy term for something? I heard it being spoken by ex-royal navy people jokingly.

The meaning in the New World is Old Sot, Old Toper, Old Boozer. Here, perhaps, "You sure used to soak it up."