booze-up

[ booz-uhp ]
/ ˈbuzˌʌp /

noun Chiefly British.

a drinking spree.

Origin of booze-up

First recorded in 1895–1900

Definition for booze up (2 of 2)

booze
[ booz ]
/ buz /
Informal.

noun

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.

Origin of booze

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

OTHER WORDS FROM booze

booz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for booze up (1 of 2)

booze
/ (buːz) informal /

noun

alcoholic drink
a drinking bout or party

verb

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

Derived forms of booze

boozed, adjectiveboozing, noun

Word Origin for booze

C13: from Middle Dutch būsen

British Dictionary definitions for booze up (2 of 2)

booze-up

noun

British, Australian and NZ slang a drinking spree
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