- to engage in a drunken revel: They caroused all night.
- to drink deeply and frequently.
Origin of carouse
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Examples from the Web for carouse
Not one of the party could ever recollect exactly how the carouse terminated.L'Assommoir
When José and the German had their nights of carouse we went there and locked ourselves in.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
Indeed, he had been unearthed from a midnight carouse at a questionable restaurant.The Minister of Evil
William Le Queux
I think they were abashed at that, for they tried to laugh it off, and go on with their carouse.Sir Ludar
Talbot Baines Reed
The day was ending, as holidays often did, in a sort of carouse.A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
- (intr) to have a merry drinking spree; drink freely
- another word for carousal
Word Origin and History for carouse
1550s, from Middle French carousser "drink, quaff, swill," from German gar aus "quite out," from gar austrinken; trink garaus "to drink up entirely." Frequently also as an adverb in early English usage (to drink carouse).