I. intransitive verb (boozed; boozing) Etymology: Middle English bousen, from Middle Dutch būsen Date: 14th century to drink intoxicating liquor especially to excess — often used in the phrase booze it up II. noun Date: 14th century intoxicating drink; especially hard liquor • boozily adverbboozy adjective

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  • booze — [bu:z] n [singular, U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Middle Dutch; Origin: Middle Flemish busen] informal alcoholic drink ▪ a bottle of booze on the booze ▪ He s been on the booze (=drinking too much alcohol) for five days. off the booze ▪ My husband is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Booze — is an informal term for an alcoholic beverage. However, it can also refer to:;Place *Booze, North Yorkshire, an English hamlet;People *Bea Booze (1920 1975), American jazz singer *Tyrone Booze (born 1959), American boxer *William Samuel Booze… …   Wikipedia

  • Booze — ist der Familienname folgender Personen Bea Booze (1920–1975), US amerikanische Rhythm and Blues und Jazzsängerin Tyrone Booze (* 1959), US amerikanischer Boxer William Samuel Booze (1862–1933), US amerikanischer Politiker Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Booze —    Booze, meaning an alcoholic drink, is a barroom term not found in the vocabulary of the genteel. Yet for centuries it enjoyed credentials that made it, in one form or another, a commonplace word in the English language. With time, however, it… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Booze — Booze, n. 1. A carouse; a drinking. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. any alcoholic beverage, especially a strong beverage such as whiskey. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • booze — by 1768, to drink a lot (v.), variant of M.E. bouse (c.1300), from M.Du. busen to drink heavily, related to M.H.G. bus (intrans.) to swell, inflate, of unknown origin. The noun is recorded by 1821, perhaps 1714; reinforced by name of Philadelphia …   Etymology dictionary

  • booze — booze; booze·hound; …   English syllables

  • booze — informal ► NOUN ▪ alcoholic drink. ► VERB ▪ drink large quantities of alcohol. DERIVATIVES boozy (boozier, booziest) adjective. ORIGIN from Dutch b sen drink to excess …   English terms dictionary

  • booze — [bo͞oz] vi. boozed, boozing [earlier bouse, bowse < MDu busen; akin to MHG bus, a bloating fullness; ult. < IE * bhōu , var. of base * bheu , to grow, swell: see BE] Informal to drink too much alcoholic liquor n. Informal 1. an alcoholic… …   English World dictionary

  • booze — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cheap ▪ free ▪ There was free booze at the party. VERB + BOOZE ▪ smell ▪ I could smell booze …   Collocations dictionary

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