carousal

[ kuh-rou-zuh l ]
/ kəˈraʊ zəl /

noun

a noisy or drunken feast or social gathering; revelry.

Nearby words

  1. carotid triangle,
  2. carotid-body tumor,
  3. carotid-cavernous fistula,
  4. carotin,
  5. carotodynia,
  6. carouse,
  7. carousel,
  8. carousel fraud,
  9. carp,
  10. carp.

Origin of carousal

First recorded in 1755–65; carouse + -al2

Can be confusedcarousel carousal

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British Dictionary definitions for carousal

carousal

/ (kəˈraʊzəl) /

noun

a merry drinking party
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Word Origin and History for carousal

carousal

n.

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

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