[ booz ]
/ buz /


any alcoholic beverage; whiskey.
a drinking bout or spree.

verb (used without object), boozed, booz·ing.

to drink alcohol, especially to excess: He continued to booze until his health finally gave out.


    booze it up, to drink heavily and persistently.

Origin of booze

1610–20; respelling of bouse2, reflecting one of its pronunciation variants

Related forms

booz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for booze


/ (buːz) informal /


alcoholic drink
a drinking bout or party


(usually intr) to drink (alcohol), esp in excess

Derived Forms

boozed, adjectiveboozing, noun

Word Origin for booze

C13: from Middle Dutch būsen
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