- any alcoholic beverage; whiskey.
- a drinking bout or spree.
- 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
Related Words for boozedpickled, inebriated, intoxicated, smashed, plastered, sloshed, soused, wasted, loaded, faced, tanked, polluted, buzzed, trashed, besotted, drunken, tipsy, shit-faced
Examples from the Web for boozed
Historical Examples of boozed
Some people who saw him probably thought he was boozed, but he wasn't, any more than I was.An American Hobo in Europe
Liza, as she scrambled up the steps, said: 'Well, I believe I'm boozed.'Liza of Lambeth
W. Somerset Maugham
Not much use in a honeymoon when one's boozed and the other ain't.
Look here, Marcella, the only thing is for me to get boozed and borrow it!
Another captain leaned over to me and said, 'Don't take any notice of him, he's boozed all this week.'Three Elephant Power
Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
- alcoholic drink
- a drinking bout or party
- (usually intr) to drink (alcohol), esp in excess
Word Origin for booze
Word Origin and History for boozed
by 1821, perhaps 1714; probably originally as a verb, "to drink a lot" (1768), variant of Middle English bouse (c.1300), from Middle Dutch busen "to drink heavily," related to Middle High German bus (intransitive) "to swell, inflate," of unknown origin. The noun reinforced by name of Philadelphia distiller E.G. Booze. Johnson's dictionary has rambooze "A drink made of wine, ale, eggs and sugar in winter time; or of wine, milk, sugar and rose-water in the summer time." In New Zealand from c.World War II, a drinking binge was a boozeroo.