[ booz ]
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  1. any alcoholic beverage; whiskey.

  2. a drinking bout or spree.

verb (used without object),boozed, booz·ing.
  1. to drink alcohol, especially to excess: He continued to booze until his health finally gave out.

Idioms about booze

  1. booze it up, to drink heavily and persistently.

Origin of booze

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

Other words from booze

  • boozer, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use booze in a sentence

  • All our troubles might never have been if I had got in with a different crowd from 251 these cow-boozers on the start.

    Whispering Smith | Frank H. Spearman
  • I get to be kind of lonely as de boys drop off—like boozers always does.

    The Trail of the Hawk | Sinclair Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for booze


/ (buːz) informal /

  1. alcoholic drink

  2. a drinking bout or party

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

Origin of booze

C13: from Middle Dutch būsen

Derived forms of booze

  • boozed, adjective
  • boozing, noun

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