carouse


1ca·rouse

noun \kə-ˈraz\

Definition of CAROUSE

1
archaic :  a large draft of liquor :  toast
2
:  a drunken revel

Examples of CAROUSE

  1. <the Old West custom of heading to the saloon at night for an all-out carouse and some poker playing>

Origin of CAROUSE

Middle French carrousse, from carous, adverb, all out (in boire carous to empty the cup), from German gar aus
First Known Use: 1559

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

Rhymes with CAROUSE

2carouse

verb

: to drink alcohol, make noise, and have fun with other people

ca·rousedca·rous·ing

Full Definition of CAROUSE

intransitive verb
1
:  to drink liquor freely or excessively
2
:  to take part in a carouse :  engage in dissolute behavior
transitive verb
obsolete :  to drink up :  quaff
ca·rous·er noun

Examples of CAROUSE

  1. My brother and his friends went out carousing last night.
  2. <spent all of shore leave carousing with his mates>

First Known Use of CAROUSE

1566

Related to CAROUSE

Synonyms
binge, birl [chiefly Scottish], revel, roister, wassail

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

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