Chiefly US slang. Police custody cell, in particular, where the drunk and disorderly are held until sober.
"It was Christmas Eve babe. In the drunk tank, an old man said to me..." Lyrics from "A Fairytale Of New York" by The Pogues.
by gavaan August 15, 2005
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When a man has had too much alcohol and can't get it up.
I went home with him, but spent the night masturbating in the drunk tank.

My vagina spent the night in the drunk tank.
by LillyBean October 08, 2007
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1. A jail cell where someone is held until they sober up. Usually you will have quite a few people in those kind of jail cells and the cell is filthy and disgusting, worse than any other holding cell in the jail.
1. That Dude ended up in the Drunk Tank and took a lickin' from some other drunk in there.
by IrishDaddy2U April 12, 2010
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When you're so drunk that if seen in public, you'd be admitted to a Drunk Tank by the police.
Hey dude, we are sooo getting drunk tank drunk this weekend!
by cot266 September 13, 2014
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