Bezzle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Bezzle To drink to excess; to revel.
    • v. t Bezzle To plunder; to waste in riot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bezzle To purloin or make away with; embezzle.
    • bezzle To consume a large quantity of, as food or drink; waste or squander, as money.
    • bezzle To drink to excess.
    • n bezzle A debauchee; a sot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Bezzle bez′l (obs.) to drink hard: to squander
    • pr.p Bezzle bezz′ling; pa.p. bezz′led
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. besillier, besiler, to maltreat, pillage; or shortened fr. embezzle,. Cf. Embezzle

Usage

In literature:

One day, when BEZZLE had been an editor for forty years, he fell asleep and had a dreadful dream.
"Punchinello, Vol. II. No. 38, Saturday, December 17, 1870." by Various
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