Definition of booze in English:


Syllabification: booze
Pronunciation: /bo͞oz



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  • Drink alcohol, especially in large quantities: you used to booze a lot on expensive hard liquor (as noun boozing) Michael is trying to quit boozing
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    • They must have been boozing; it's an absolute disgrace.
    • Bath Street is turning out to be Glasgow's premier thoroughfare for boozing, schmoozing and general tomfoolery.
    • He was perfect company and we had a great time schmoozing and boozing.
    drink, tipple, imbibe, indulge
    informal hit the bottle, knock a few back, swill, chug
    bend one's elbow


Middle English bouse, from Middle Dutch būsen 'drink to excess'. The spelling booze dates from the 18th century.

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