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verb (used with or without object), guz·zled, guz·zling.
  1. to drink, or sometimes eat, greedily, frequently, or plentifully: They spent the whole night guzzling beer.
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  1. South Midland and Southern U.S. gozzle.
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Origin of guzzle

First recorded in 1570–80; origin uncertain
Related formsguz·zler, nounun·guz·zled, adjective

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Related Words for guzzle

carouse, slosh, swill, imbibe, swig, gobble, quaff, gormandize, slop, soak, tipple, englut, booze, devour, bolt, ingurgitate, cram, gorge

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British Dictionary definitions for guzzle


  1. to consume (food or drink) excessively or greedily
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Word Origin for guzzle

C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for guzzle


1570s, probably related to Old French gosillier "to go down the gullet; to vomit, chatter, talk," from gosier (13c.) "jaws, throat, gullet." Or imitative of the sound of drinking greedily. Related: Guzzled; guzzling. As a noun from 1590s.

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