[ guhz-uhl ]
/ ˈgʌz əl /

verb (used with or without object), guz·zled, guz·zling.

to drink, or sometimes eat, greedily, frequently, or plentifully: They spent the whole night guzzling beer.


South Midland and Southern U.S. gozzle.

Nearby words

  1. guyver,
  2. guzmán,
  3. guzmán blanco,
  4. guzmán blanco, antonio,
  5. guzmán, martín luis,
  6. guzzler,
  7. guéret,
  8. guérin,
  9. guérite,
  10. gv

Origin of guzzle

First recorded in 1570–80; origin uncertain

Related formsguz·zler, nounun·guz·zled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for guzzle


/ (ˈɡʌzəl) /


to consume (food or drink) excessively or greedily

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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