But if I were not boozed I couldn't ask—ask even for the job of gorse-grubbing or road sweeping.
Some people who saw him probably thought he was boozed, but he wasn't, any more than I was.
Mr. Pugmire was settin' by the fire, not to say boozed, but as is usual about nine o'clock.
Another captain leaned over to me and said, 'Don't take any notice of him, he's boozed all this week.'
"I'll bet it's some German who has boozed too much at home, and his folks have thrown him out," hinted Billy.
Well, it isn't much of a life, that, an' Lizzie's mother had a poor life even for a labourer's wife because McCamley boozed.
Liza, as she scrambled up the steps, said: 'Well, I believe I'm boozed.'
Not much use in a honeymoon when one's boozed and the other ain't.
When you're boozed you're not in it—you lose your head; but when you're right you make fellows wonder what you are.
Look here, Marcella, the only thing is for me to get boozed and borrow it!
by 1821, perhaps 1714; probably originally as a verb, "to drink a lot" (1768), variant of Middle English bouse (c.1300), from Middle Dutch busen "to drink heavily," related to Middle High German bus (intransitive) "to swell, inflate," of unknown origin. The noun reinforced by name of Philadelphia distiller E.G. Booze. Johnson's dictionary has rambooze "A drink made of wine, ale, eggs and sugar in winter time; or of wine, milk, sugar and rose-water in the summer time." In New Zealand from c.World War II, a drinking binge was a boozeroo.
Drunk •In-Included as bowz'd in Benjamin Franklin's 1722 list of 225 words meaning ''drunk'' ( first form 1850+, second 1880s+)
Any alcoholic drink, esp whiskey and other spirits (1880s+)
To drink alcoholic beverages, esp to drink whiskey heavily (1760s+)
[fr Middle English and dialect bowse (pronounced like booze), ''drink, carouse,'' reinforced by the name of a 19thcentury Philadelphia distiller, E G Booze]