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carouse

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noun ca·rouse \kə-ˈrau̇z\

Definition of carouse

  1. 1 archaic :  a large draft of liquor :  toast

  2. 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

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carouse

verb ca·rouse

Simple Definition of carouse

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

Full Definition of carouse

ca·rousedca·rous·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to drink liquor freely or excessively

  3. 2 :  to take part in a carouse :  engage in dissolute behavior

  4. transitive verb
  5. 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>



1566

First Known Use of carouse

1566

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