verb (used without object), boozed, booz·ing.
Origin of booze
Examples from the Web for boozing
Was there a lot of boozing hell-raising to get into character?Anna Kendrick on ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ Drunken Horror Stories, and Singin’ Pharrell|Marlow Stern|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We go off boozing a couple of times a summer, go to some fancy restaurant fifty miles away.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean|Pete Dexter|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mitchell especially disdained women artists, talented or not, whom she deemed insufficiently macho, boozing, and brawling.
No one other than Paul himself had any idea that he had been boozing before he took the wheel.
All Boozing Billy's stock have come to grief, sooner or later.
He is the laziest scamp imaginable; lazier even than his boozing old father.In the Year of Jubilee|George Gissing
Tapis-franc: literally, a "free carpet;" a low haunt equivalent to what in English slang is termed "a boozing ken."The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6|Eugne Sue
He had been drinking and playing cards till early that morning, and he looked awful—he looked as if he'd been boozing for a month.Children of the Bush|Henry Lawson
But you know this boozing isn't a square deal; Billy, you know that, after what has been said to us.The Brighton Boys in the Trenches|James R. Driscoll
British Dictionary definitions for boozing
Word Origin for booze
Word Origin and History for boozing
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.