carousal

[kuh-rou-zuh l]
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Origin of carousal

First recorded in 1755–65; carouse + -al2
Can be confusedcarousel carousal
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carousal

noun
  1. a merry drinking party
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Word Origin and History for carousal
n.

1735, from carouse (v.) + -al (2). The earlier noun was simply carouse "a drinking bout" (1550s).

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