guzzle

[guhz-uhl]

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.

noun

South Midland and Southern U.S. gozzle.

Origin of guzzle

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

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guzzle

verb

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
v.

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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