Booze Booze (b[=oo]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boozed} (b[=oo]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boozing}.] [D. buizen; akin to G. bausen, and perh. fr. D. buis tube, channel, bus box, jar.] To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic liquor; to tipple. [Written also {bouse}, and {boose}.] --Landor. [1913 Webster]

This is better than boozing in public houses. --H. R. Haweis. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Boose — Boose, n. [AS. b[=o]s, b[=o]sig; akin to Icel. b[=a]ss, Sw. b[*a]s, Dan. baas, stall, G. banse, Goth. bansts barn, Skr. bh[=a]sas stall. [root]252.] A stall or a crib for an ox, cow, or other animal. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boose — Boose, v. i. To drink excessively. See {Booze}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boose — cal·a·boose; boose; ca·boose; …   English syllables

  • boose — noun A stall for an animal (usually a cow) …   Wiktionary

  • boose — North Country (Newcastle) Words an ox or cow s stall …   English dialects glossary

  • boose — v. drink alcohol; get drunk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • boose —  an ox or cow stall. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • boose — I. ˈbüs noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English boos; akin to Old English bōsig cow stall, Old Norse bās, Gothic bansts barn, Old English bindan to bind more at bind dialect Britain : a stall for a horse or a cow II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dorian Boose — Position(s) Defensive end Jersey #(s) 97, 72 Born January 29, 1974 (1974 01 29) (age 37) Frankfurt, West Germany Career information …   Wikipedia

  • ca|boose — «kuh BOOS», noun. 1. a small car on a freight train in which the conductor and trainmen can work, rest, and sleep. It is usually the last car. »You would be all worn out weeks before the little red caboose behind the 6½ million freight cars came… …   Useful english dictionary

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