Mitchell especially disdained women artists, talented or not, whom she deemed insufficiently macho, boozing, and brawling.
No one other than Paul himself had any idea that he had been boozing before he took the wheel.
We go off boozing a couple of times a summer, go to some fancy restaurant fifty miles away.
Was there a lot of boozing hell-raising to get into character?
He's a lovable fellow and you'd not regret going to Santa Cruz and boozing with him.
He had been boozing all the day with a skipper of some craft at Southampton.
Doesn't know where Nestor got the money, but he's been boozing it up for the past five days.
But you know this boozing isn't a square deal; Billy, you know that, after what has been said to us.
Chinese and Japanese shops and dens abounded, all confusedly intermingled with low white resorts and boozing dens.
Men can't answer for themselves when they get boozing one with another.
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.
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]