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wassail

Pronunciation: /ˈwɑːseɪl; ˈwɑːsəl; ˈwɒseɪl; ˈwɒsl/

Translation of wassail in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

[archaic] [humorous/humorístico]
  • 1 (drink alcohol) montar* una juerga [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • They dominate nearly half the tavern's area, loudly drinking, singing, boxing, and otherwise wassailing to the extent that almost nothing else can be heard or done by others.
    • After 1800, this Christmas misrule took on a nastier tone, as young and alienated working-class New Yorkers began to use wassailing as a form of rambling riot, sometimes invading people's homes and vandalizing their property.
    • Before enclosures, festivals were vigorously convivial; they were ‘off-licence’ times, drunken, licentious and rude, from midsummer ales to apple-tree wassailing, to May Day's liaisons.
    Example sentences
    • It's a general description of nineteenth-century English Christmas customs, including wassailing and guising, apparently taken from published accounts.
    • Every man, woman and child seems to be out wassailing - bar one.
    • It's an old tradition, which, along with wassailing and mumming, we have performed over the years in and around Skipton, and many people, especially those young in heart, enjoy the music and dance in which all are invited to participate.
  • 2 (sing carols) cantar villancicos

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