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guzzle

[guhz-uh l] /ˈgʌz əl/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), guzzled, guzzling.
1.
to drink, or sometimes eat, greedily, frequently, or plentifully:
They spent the whole night guzzling beer.
noun
2.
South Midland and Southern U.S. gozzle.
Origin of guzzle
1570-1580
1570-80; origin uncertain
Related forms
guzzler, noun
unguzzled, adjective
Synonyms
1. swill, imbibe, swig, tope; chugalug.
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  • Those who had still some trace of sobriety proceeded to guzzle what was left in the opened casks.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville
  • Because you guzzle sixteen samovars full a day, that's why you put on an air of importance.

    The Inspector-General Nicolay Gogol
  • In the mill towns they learn to guzzle beer, carouse and leave their earnings with the caterers to appetite.

    The Old World in the New Edward Alsworth Ross
  • Here they guzzle their whiskey and make an uproar, while the people of the house sit in a corner.

  • I'm to go on deck and steer while you two sit and guzzle, and I'm to go by nickname, and got to call you "sir" and "mister."

    The Ebb-Tide Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne
  • You may guzzle wine here, but you'll want a drop of water to cool your tongues hereafter!

  • After which he paused to sigh, and leaped up to cheer and sat down again to—guzzle!

    The Norsemen in the West R.M. Ballantyne
  • If you think you can stay out half the night, and guzzle beer, and then come here to get me up, you can think again.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Chram's leudes at first affected daintiness and choice manners; but at this hour they guzzle, swallow and laugh like any of us.

    The Poniard's Hilt Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for guzzle

guzzle

/ˈɡʌzəl/
verb
1.
to consume (food or drink) excessively or greedily
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for guzzle
v.

1570s, probably related to Old French gosillier "to go down the gullet; to vomit, chatter, talk," from gosier (13c.) "jaws, throat, gullet." Or imitative of the sound of drinking greedily. Related: Guzzled; guzzling. As a noun from 1590s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for guzzle

guzzle

noun

goozle

verb

  1. To drink, esp rapidly: He guzzled a Coke (1500s+)
  2. To drink liquor, esp to excess: He guzzled a lot when he got worried

[fr French gosier, ''throat,'' or perhaps like that French word, echoically based on the sound of swallowing]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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