- 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 carousing
Kim Chol was reportedly executed for drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il's death.Kim Jong-un’s Ex-Lover Reportedly ‘Executed by Firing Squad’
August 30, 2013
He chose the country and let Alice flout contemporary morals, carousing and smoking in public.Kate Upton’s Congressman Uncle and More Scandalous Political Ties
February 15, 2012
He does not even tell us what pleasure Henry finds in living and carousing with Falstaff.The Man Shakespeare
I remember, as if the scene of carousing of the old roysterers had been a sort of sanctuary.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
But for her these nights would be spent in drinking, roistering, fighting and carousing.A Waif of the Mountains
Edward S. Ellis
It is simply a cup of tea we mean to give; sorely there's no carousing in that.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
After a while the carousing bandits called for what they called "Black Peter."Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
- (intr) to have a merry drinking spree; drink freely
- another word for carousal
Word Origin and History for carousing
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).