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

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • He wouldn't for the world do anything to shock you, would He, boozy dear?

    The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet George Bernard Shaw
  • 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
  • Our men said they kept sober in order to strip the boozy sailor of his money, by gambling.

  • He approached her, smiling, and with boozy eyes, in order to put his arm round her neck.

    Skipper Worse Alexander Lange Kielland
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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