booze

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v booze consume alcohol "We were up drinking all night"
    • n booze an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Booze A carouse; a drinking.
    • Booze any alcoholic beverage, especially a strong beverage such as whiskey.
    • v. i Booze To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic liquor; to tipple. "This is better than boozing in public houses."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • booze To drink deeply, especially with a boon companion and to partial intoxication; guzzle liquor; tipple, Also bouse, bouze, bowse.
    • n booze Liquor; drink.
    • n booze A drinking-bout; a spree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Booze to drink deeply
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. buizen,; akin to G. bausen, and perh. fr. D. buis, tube, channel, bus, box, jar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. buysen, to drink deeply—buis, a tube or flask; allied to Box.

Usage

In literature:

He has to keep himself in first-class physical condition, and cut out all booze and dissipation.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
You-all needn't go thinkin' you're the first barkeep who calls me a booze-soaked old hoss-thief.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
Keep them out of the house and away from the women, and let them have their booze down in the grove.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
The fact that I git all the booze I like from Charlie Mac settles that in this burg.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
A man could fight on booze, he said, but it was a mighty poor foundation for business.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
It's got a kick like booze and they ain't no alcohol in it.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
He didn't know whether booze was a drink or a liniment and the only ladies he was bothered about was his mother.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
I guess she didn't smell the booze on my breath.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Sermon on 'Booze,' the great effort of the revival!
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
You see, I am dancing to old Fiddler Booze's tune.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
All BOOZING BILLY'S stock have come to grief, sooner or later.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, 19 April 1890" by Various
The other boys can have the booze.
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
I mean his booze-selling to them boys.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
No wonder he goes after booze when he has the chance.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
Doesn't know where Nestor got the money, but he's been boozing it up for the past five days.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Booze ain't good for a game like I'm playing.
"Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist" by John T. McIntyre
A great noisy drunkard, a great beastly elephant, boozing all his money away.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
We're done with this boozing business, and we ask your pardon for it right here and now.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Well, when a fellow gives up in the love-game he usually begins to booze or do something just as danged foolish.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
You know her father boozes every cent.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
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In poetry:

Sing a song of sixpence,
Country going dry,
Four and twenty booze shops
Selling no more rye.
"Rursery Rhymes" by Abner Cosens
The things she endured!—
The dumb dames shrieking half the night
Or the two of us, alone, both seedy,
Me breathing booze at her,
She leaning out of her pot toward the window.
"The Geranium" by Theodore Roethke
Now, who'd refuse a Sund'y trip
With girls an' all give in?
The car was there an' oil to spare.
To rat would be a sin!
An' who'd refuse a drop o' booze
When pals is flush o' tin?
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis
See, Miss, I don't booze sojers now.
They shouldn't drink the stuff!
Me conshuns, Miss, it won't allow -
'Right, Bill; don't cut up rough.
I'm proud to let the ole bar 'ear
I wouldn't buy no sojers beer.
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis
Well, Bill - 'ere MIss! Don't you attend
To customers in 'ere?
A lime-an'-soder fer me friend:
And' mine's a long, cool beer.
Ah, Bill, you stick to that soft stuff;
Chuck booze, an' you'll be right enough.
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis
And the other bloke says "Seen 'im? Owed 'im half a bloody quid.
Forgot to give it back to him, but now I bloody did -
Could've used the thing me bloody self. Been off the bloody booze,
Up at Tumba-bloody-rumba shootin' kanga-bloody-roos."
"Tumba Bloody Rumba" by John O Brien

In news:

Councilman Seeks Beach Booze Sales.
A no-frills tavern off Busy Belmont featuring: Beer, booze, tater tots from around the globe (in many exotic flavors and varieties), pizza, fried chicken etc.
Our annual roundup of all things booze including, MGM's Tap, Valentine Vodka, craft beers, and a guide to some of our favorite watering holes.
I fed it the pellets I bought from the pet store and it always had fresh water, but something I never thought to give it was booze.
Not drugs, per se, just the kind of boozing and singing that The Village is especially good for.
Liquor sales in Maryland have stagnated in the past year, showing almost no growth since 2011, a change the industry attributes to an increased alcohol tax driving Marylanders to cross state lines in search of cheaper booze.
My four favorite things in life are women, booze, tattoos, and kick ass rock and roll.
Ah, to drink where the booze is cheap.
SNL' star: I did booze, crack.
Our annual roundup of all things booze including MGM's Tap, Valentine Vodka, craft beers, and a guide to some of our favorite watering holes.
Don't just buy the booze.
DNA Variant May Make Heavy Boozing a Team Sport .
Booze and temperance in Detroit's hard-drinking early years.
The hit reality show Big Rich Texas is returning for a third season and Leslie Birkland exclusively dished to RadarOnline.com about the booze fueled fights, trash talking and lying that happens on the show.
Senior vice president, Booz Allen Hamilton, 1996-present.
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