adjective, booz·i·er, booz·i·est.

drunken; intoxicated.
addicted to liquor.

Origin of boozy

First recorded in 1520–30; booze + -y1
Related formsbooz·i·ly, adverbbooz·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boozy

Contemporary Examples of boozy

Historical Examples of boozy

  • No sense in argy'in' with a gun an' a boozy bluffer at the other end of it.

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn

  • He wouldn't for the world do anything to shock you, would He, Boozy dear?

  • He got to his feet and rolled about the room, like a boozy sailor, puffing out volumes of smoke and muttering beneath his breath.

    Hidden Gold

    Wilder Anthony

  • Our men said they kept sober in order to strip the boozy sailor of his money, by gambling.

  • He approached her, smiling, and with boozy eyes, in order to put his arm round her neck.

    Skipper Worse

    Alexander Lange Kielland

British Dictionary definitions for boozy


adjective boozier or booziest

informal inclined to or involving excessive drinking of alcohol; drunkena boozy lecturer; a boozy party
Derived Formsbooziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for boozy

"inebriated," 1719, from booze + -y (2). It was one of Benjamin Franklin's 225 synonyms for "drunk" published in 1722. Related: Boozily; booziness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper