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drinking song

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noun
  1. a song of hearty character suitable for singing by a group engaged in convivial drinking.
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Origin of drinking song

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Historical Examples

  • And he made his way homewards, singing a Greek drinking-song as he went.

    Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2

    Ernst Eckstein

  • This composition ranks with the drinking-song in popularity.

    Stars of the Opera

    Mabel Wagnalls

  • And so in "Hamlet" its drinking-song is one of the most celebrated numbers of the opera.

    Stars of the Opera

    Mabel Wagnalls

  • Here are a couple of verses of one, said to be the first carol or drinking-song composed in England.

  • And she ran the faster, and sang a drinking-song of the Spahis all the louder, because still at her heart a dull pain was aching.

    Under Two Flags

    Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]