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carousal

[kuh-rou-zuh l] /kəˈraʊ zəl/
noun
1.
a noisy or drunken feast or social gathering; revelry.
Origin of carousal
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; carouse + -al2
Can be confused
carousel, carousal.
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carousal

/kəˈraʊzəl/
noun
1.
a merry drinking party
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Word Origin and History for carousal
n.

1735, from carouse (v.) + -al (2). The earlier noun was simply carouse "a drinking bout" (1550s).

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