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[boo-zee] /ˈbu zi/
adjective, boozier, booziest.
drunken; intoxicated.
addicted to liquor.
Origin of boozy
First recorded in 1520-30; booze + -y1
Related forms
boozily, adverb
booziness, noun Unabridged
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  • Colonel boozy had been about to drink a glass of beer as Dennie began this communication.

  • No sense in argy'in' with a gun an' a boozy bluffer at the other end of it.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • Our men said they kept sober in order to strip the boozy sailor of his money, by gambling.

  • He got to his feet and rolled about the room, like a boozy sailor, puffing out volumes of smoke and muttering beneath his breath.

    Hidden Gold Wilder Anthony
  • Your two companions are before you, exclaimed the boozy Burgomaster, if you will accept our company.

British Dictionary definitions for boozy


adjective boozier, booziest
(informal) inclined to or involving excessive drinking of alcohol; drunken: a boozy lecturer, a boozy party
Derived Forms
booziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for boozy

"inebriated," 1719, from booze + -y (2). It was one of Benjamin Franklin's 225 synonyms for "drunk" published in 1722. Related: Boozily; booziness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for boozy



Drunk •Found in the 225 terms meaning ''drunk'' that Benjamin Franklin published in 1722 (1720+)

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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