carouse

[kuh-rouz] /kəˈraʊz/
verb (used without object), caroused, carousing.
1.
to engage in a drunken revel:
"They caroused all night."
2.
to drink deeply and frequently.
noun
3.
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
Related forms
carouser, noun
carousingly, adverb
uncarousing, adjective
Synonyms
1. revel, celebrate, drink; live it up.
British Dictionary definitions for carouser
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 and History for carouser
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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