[ booz-uhp ]
/ ˈbuzˌʌp /
noun Chiefly British.
a drinking spree.
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Origin of booze-up
First recorded in 1895–1900
Definition for booze up (2 of 2)
[ 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.
Origin of booze
1610–20; respelling of bouse2, reflecting one of its pronunciation variants
Related formsbooz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for booze up (1 of 2)
/ (buːz) informal /
a drinking bout or party
(usually intr) to drink (alcohol), esp in excess
Derived Formsboozed, adjectiveboozing, noun
Word Origin for booze
C13: from Middle Dutch būsen
British Dictionary definitions for booze up (2 of 2)
British, Australian and NZ slang a drinking spree
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