carouse

[kuh-rouz]
verb (used without object), caroused, carousing.
1.
to engage in a drunken revel: They caroused all night.
2.
to drink deeply and frequently.
noun

Origin:
1550–60; variant of garouse < German gar aus (trinken) (to drink) fully out, i.e. drain the cup; compare Middle French carous < dialectal German gar ūs

carouser, noun
carousingly, adverb
uncarousing, adjective


1. revel, celebrate, drink; live it up.
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carouse (kəˈraʊz)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to have a merry drinking spree; drink freely
 
n
2.  another word for carousal
 
[C16: via French carrousser from German (trinken) gar aus (to drink) right out]
 
ca'rouser
 
n
 
ca'rousing
 
n

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Word Origin & History

carouse
1567, from M.Fr. carousser "drink, quaff, swill," from Ger. gar aus "quite out," from gar austrinken "to drink up entirely."
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Example sentences
Pausing in his duties, a ruddy-faced lamplighter in plain homespun pauses to carouse with his fellows in the village streets.
Carouse me fathom-healths to the honour of the shoemakers.
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