- to drink, or sometimes eat, greedily, frequently, or plentifully: They spent the whole night guzzling beer.
- South Midland and Southern U.S. gozzle.
Origin of guzzle
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Examples from the Web for guzzler
They found him abstinent, and they made him a guzzler of firewater.The Colonial Cavalier
Maud Wilder Goodwin
They found him abstinent, and they made him a guzzler of fire water.Americana Ebrietatis
Hewson L. Peeke
Between the lip of the pot and that of the guzzler there is often a viper, and you will find me there!Scenes from a Courtesan's Life
Honore de Balzac
Directly under his eyes, carved on the wooden table, a name challenged him, standing out of the numerous initials—Guzzler Wilkins.The Eternal Boy
But I'm no' a guzzler, an' I dinna gang in wi' thae loons flingin' aboot guid money.'Black Rock
- a person or thing that guzzles
- (in combination)a gas-guzzler
- to consume (food or drink) excessively or greedily
Word Origin and History for guzzler
1704, agent noun from guzzle (v.).
1570s, probably related to Old French gosillier "to go down the gullet; to vomit, chatter, talk," from gosier (13c.) "jaws, throat, gullet." Or imitative of the sound of drinking greedily. Related: Guzzled; guzzling. As a noun from 1590s.