verb (used without object), ca·roused, ca·rous·ing.
Origin of carouse
Examples from the Web for carouse
Yet what a scene for a carouse, what an incredible vice, was this that the poor man had chosen!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
When he had slept off the effects of his carouse in a corner, he got frightened and decided on flight.In the Foreign Legion|Erwin Rosen
He wasn't a nice young man; he was an FBI agent, and he liked to drink and smoke cigars and carouse.That Sweet Little Old Lady|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
He was evidently a sailor returning from a carouse at some tavern.The Gadfly|E. L. Voynich
I have one corner of my brain, I hope, fit to bear one carouse more.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
British Dictionary definitions for carouse
Word Origin for carouse
Word Origin and History for carouse
1550s, from Middle French carousser "drink, quaff, swill," from German gar aus "quite out," from gar austrinken; trink garaus "to drink up entirely." Frequently also as an adverb in early English usage (to drink carouse).