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guzzle

[guhz-uh l]
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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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noun
  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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1. swill, imbibe, swig, tope; chugalug.
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guzzle

verb
  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 guzzling

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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