boozer

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

boozer (ˈbuːzə)
 
n
1.  a person who is fond of drinking
2.  (Brit), (Austral), (NZ) a bar or pub

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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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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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