- 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 boozingintoxication, inhale, consume, sip, drain, gulp, guzzle, suck, quaff, slurp, carouse, slosh, swill, imbibe, swig, gobble, crapulence, insobriety, inebriation, intemperance
Examples from the Web for boozing
Contemporary Examples of 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
July 24, 2014
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
March 23, 2014
Mitchell especially disdained women artists, talented or not, whom she deemed insufficiently macho, boozing, and brawling.Great Weekend Reads
May 29, 2011
No one other than Paul himself had any idea that he had been boozing before he took the wheel.Al-Fayed's Innocent Victims
May 10, 2010
Historical Examples of boozing
"If you take to boozing on the trip I'll fire you out," Massy cried.End of the Tether
He had been boozing all the day with a skipper of some craft at Southampton.The Opal Serpent
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
Men can't answer for themselves when they get boozing one with another.Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures
The conspiracy was revealed by a boozing and boastful conspirator.Oxford and its Story
- 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.