[ 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

  • So do most of the no-license counties in the South, though a few have recently thrown out the disguised "boozes."

    The Great American Fraud | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • I ain't a feller that boozes, but I ain't got nothin' agen chaps enjoyin' themselves, so long as they don't go too far.

    Children of the Bush | Henry Lawson
  • She mikes yer slave awy ter pay the rent, an' all the money she earns she boozes.'

    Liza of Lambeth | W. Somerset Maugham
  • He goes and tacks on to any fellow he sees looking a bit flushed with money and boozes with him all day.

    Captivity | M. Leonora Eyles

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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