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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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Historical Examples

  • They found him abstinent, and they made him a guzzler of firewater.

    The Colonial Cavalier

    Maud Wilder Goodwin

  • They found him abstinent, and they made him a guzzler of fire water.

    Americana Ebrietatis

    Hewson L. Peeke

  • Between the lip of the pot and that of the guzzler there is often a viper, and you will find me there!

  • Directly under his eyes, carved on the wooden table, a name challenged him, standing out of the numerous initials—Guzzler Wilkins.

    The Eternal Boy

    Owen Johnson

  • But I'm no' a guzzler, an' I dinna gang in wi' thae loons flingin' aboot guid money.'

    Black Rock

    Ralph Connor

British Dictionary definitions for guzzler


    1. a person or thing that guzzles
    2. (in combination)a gas-guzzler
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  1. to consume (food or drink) excessively or greedily
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Word Origin

C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for guzzler


1704, agent noun from guzzle (v.).

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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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