- 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
Examples from the Web for boozer
Historical Examples of boozer
I've had the fellow looked up and he hasn't any money and is a boozer besides.Poor White
Haven't you enough to do without wasting your time over a boozer?The Sweep Winner
If yer mother'd bin a boozer, and yer father'd got the chuck.
She must feel a greater contempt for them than the private-barmaid does for the boozer she cleans out.Children of the Bush
According to Mr. Boozer, his son-in-law, now living in Asotin, the location was made in 1866.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)
William Denison Lyman
- a person who is fond of drinking
- British, Australian and NZ a bar or pub
- alcoholic drink
- a drinking bout or party
- (usually intr) to drink (alcohol), esp in excess
Word Origin for booze
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.