- 1 [with object] Soak in or drench with liquid: the chips were well soused with vinegarMore example sentences
- Choppy waves soused the seaweed which clung to the rocks.
- Shredded carrots are soused in soy sauce and mixed with sesame seeds, coriander and arame, a Japanese algae seaweed product.
- My savarin with rum and muscatel tasted like a stale doughnut soused in wine.
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- 1.1North American & West Indian Food, especially a pig’s head, in pickle.More example sentences
- Other popular dishes are dumpling and pig-tail or cow-heel soup, souse, and chicken stew.
- I ate pigfoot souse, which I hadn't in a couple years.
- She includes many Caribbean specialities, like souse, and ackee and saltfish, and the glowing photography makes even something as plain as yam in butter sauce look like a long-awaited feast.
- 2 • informal A drunkard: he’s a roaring souseMore example sentences
- The guy at the bar was a souse, a wino.
- Of what value dignity, if you're already a drunken souse and there's nothing else to lose?
- You think I've become an old souse, don't you?
late Middle English (as a noun denoting pickled meat): from Old French sous 'pickle', of Germanic origin; related to salt.