booze

[booz] Informal.
noun
1.
any alcoholic beverage; whiskey.
2.
a drinking bout or spree.
verb (used without object), boozed, boozing.
3.
to drink alcohol, especially to excess: He continued to booze until his health finally gave out.
Idioms
4.
booze it up, to drink heavily and persistently.

Origin:
1610–20; respelling of bouse2, reflecting one of its pronunciation variants

boozer, noun
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booze (buːz)
 
n
1.  alcoholic drink
2.  a drinking bout or party
 
vb
3.  (usually intr) to drink (alcohol), esp in excess
 
[C13: from Middle Dutch būsen]
 
boozed
 
adj
 
'boozing
 
n

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Word Origin & History

booze
by 1768 "drink a lot" (v.), variant of M.E. bouse (c.1300), from M.Du. busen "to drink heavily," related to M.H.G. bus (intrans.) "to swell, inflate," of unknown origin. The noun is recorded by 1821, perhaps 1714; reinforced by name of Philadelphia distiller E.G. Booze. Boozy (1719) was one of Benjamin
Franklin's 225 synonyms for "drunk," published in 1722. In New Zealand from c.WWII, a drinking binge was a boozeroo.
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Slang Dictionary

booze definition

[buz]
  1. n.
    beverage alcohol. (Slang since the 1500s.) : I don't care for booze. It makes me sneeze.
  2. in.
    and booze up. to drink alcohol to excess; to go on a bash. : Stop boozing for a minute and listen up, guys. , Let's booze up and watch TV.
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Example sentences
Bootleggers smuggled legit booze, but could also get pretty creative in
  concocting home-brewed liquor.
Early happy hour is pretty standard across the board, typically with deep
  discounts on food and booze.
Even rats with low preference for booze drank significantly less after
  treatment.
He doesn't talk much, and anesthetizes any feelings with copious amounts of
  booze.
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