carouser

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carouser someone who enjoys riotous drinking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carouser One who carouses; a reveler.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carouser One who carouses; a drinker; a toper; a noisy reveler or bacchanalian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Carouser one who carouses
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. carous, Fr. carrousse—Ger. gar aus, quite out!—that is, empty the glass.

Usage

In literature:

They were, in short, Grimmel's elder brothers, who sat satisfied in the chimney-corner while giants, devils and trolls were carousing without.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878" by Various
The prophets called them carousals and dubbed the gentlemen of Samaria drunkards.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
The walls were wide panels of mosaics set in stucco, vivid with red and blue, green and azure, picturing scenes of hunting and carousal.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
I must be ever stumbling on, a carouser of life in a mirk and sodden lane.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
The tick-tock sounds through the carouse.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
If we are carousing, at least we are warriors carousing.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
I listened intently to catch every sound, but we were too far away from the hotel to hear the carousal that I well knew was there in progress.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Do they never drop in for a little innocent carouse and refreshment?
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
Indeed, he had been unearthed from a midnight carouse at a questionable restaurant.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
Carousing and noisy, the Procession finally reached the huge stand at the far end of the park, and the music stopped.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

Ne'er let them saunter on a sabbath-day,
To the green booths, where worldlings rendezvous,
Nor in the brutish tippling-houses stay,
(where Satan holds his revels) to carouse.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
And where on books I dully browse,
And gaze in rapture at the sea,
My predecessor world carouse
In lavish infidelity
With ladies amoral as cows;
But interesting, you'll agree.
"Room Ghost" by Robert W Service
Nightly could I, till morning grey arrested,
Gaze on the dancing, stamping, whistling crowd,
Watching the villager,--young, happy, festive--
And hearing drunken peasants glad carouse!
"To My Country" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Permit them not, to revel and carouse —
Permit them not, to swill thy drink, like swine —
Permit them not to smoke, within thy house,
The weed — that makes their backs and bellies pine.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
God help thee, Ruth!--Such pains she had,
That she in half a year was mad,
And in a prison housed;
And there, with many a doleful song
Made of wild words, her cup of wrong
She fearfully caroused.
"Ruth" by William Wordsworth
The Devils' mouths but seldom water,
Yet, sniffing this fat slug of slaughter,
Theirs do, they then this grace begin,
"We have carous'd on king and pope
By dozens; could the worthiest hope
A second course of Ezzelin?"
"On The Descent Into Hell Of Ezzelino Di Napoli" by Walter Savage Landor

In news:

Screams, spells, beats and suds: A guide to Halloween week carousing.
Colombian woman describes night of carousing with agents.
Rodgers hasn't been out ' carousing '.
Carousing bull felled by dart.
The latest charge is that the number of prostitutes involved with agents and military personnel during a night of carousing in Cartegena, Colombia last week may have reached 21.
Set to return once again to Humboldt County for some costume carousing, the downtempo psychedelic-trance duo Shpongle from the United Kingdom will headline an all-ages "Masquerade" on Thursday night at the Arcata Community Center.
A band comes to town, does a soundcheck on its stage for the night, maybe grabs a quick meal of debatable quality, plays a show, then squeezes in some carousing before it is time for its car or van or bus to depart for the next carnival.
Carousing with ghosts and goblins at the 35th annual Village Halloween Parade on Friday can make even the most spirited revelers seek some refreshments.
Set to return once again to Humboldt County for some costume carousing, the downtempo psychedelic- trance duo Shpongle from the United Kingdom will headline an all-ages "Masquerade" on Thursday night at the Arcata Community Center.
Hearty Tex-Mex builds a strong foundation for margarita-fueled carousing.
There was a Christmas cupcake carousal at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Wednesday, December 5.
O nce upon a time, when few on Wall Street knew his name, John Paulson was something of a carouser.
Chris Brown and Rihanna are barely trying to hide it anymore -- getting up close and personal at a NYC nightclub late Monday night then carousing at Rihanna's hotel for hours.
Sex, drinking, all manner of carousing — it's shocking what old people are up to these days.
On the night of Jan 30, as tufts of wet snow gathered on nearby parked cars, a stream of bundled carousers poured into Opa.
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