booze

verb
\ ˈbüz How to pronounce booze (audio) \
boozed; boozing

Definition of booze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to drink intoxicating liquor especially to excess often used in the phrase booze it up

booze

noun

Definition of booze (Entry 2 of 2)

: intoxicating drink especially : hard liquor

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Other Words from booze

Noun

boozily \ ˈbü-​zə-​lē How to pronounce boozily (audio) \ adverb
boozy \ ˈbü-​zē How to pronounce boozy (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for booze

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

  • nonintoxicant
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Examples of booze in a Sentence

Verb He was out boozing with his friends. he went out boozing with his friends on his 21st birthday Noun We bought some chips and booze for the party. this will be a birthday party without booze
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Who’s ready to brunch and booze on the Saturday morning tour? Birmingham Magazine, al, "Food News: Hero Doughnut expansion, Indian street food, and more," 3 Oct. 2019 Ballplayers, Bouton revealed, could be boozing, womanizing, pill-popping, ball-scuffing rascals — overgrown teenagers, that is. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Jim Bouton Opened Up the Major Leagues to Everyone," 11 July 2019 The show, produced by Mike Nichols, won seven Tonys in all, including best musical and best actress in a musical for Dorothy Loudon, who originated the role of unscrupulous, boozing orphanage administrator Miss Hannigan. Suzy Evans, The Hollywood Reporter, "Martin Charnin, Tony-Winning Creator of 'Annie,' Dies at 84," 7 July 2019 There are institutions for drinking and crafting popping up all over the country — from Pinot's Palette, a paint and sip bar that has over 140 locations, to a DIY Bar in Portland, where customers booze and craft. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Call All Your Friends, You Need a Wine and Crafts Night," 24 Aug. 2018 Considering the fact that NYC is one of the most expensive American cities to live in, and hipsters everywhere need tattoos, Josh’s boozed-up argument actually makes a lot of sense. refinery29.com, "Is Younger Setting The Stage For A Liza-Josh Reunion?," 11 July 2018 Moss is also really good, boozing away her troubles, dressed in black. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Chekhov's 'The Seagull' is fine showcase for all-star cast," 31 May 2018 For those looking to booze it up, there will also be bloody marys made with cucumber-dill CH vodka, PST’s special mix and turmeric pickles, and served with Anchor Steam beer or a green juice sidecar. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Eat lobster at III Forks, sip beer at the zoo, plus other weekend offerings," 14 June 2018 If that's not bad enough, Brian's boozed-up reckless actions early on Jan. 10, 1988, took the life of a man in the other vehicle and injured others. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Daughter yearns to know the father killed in a crash before learning she existed," 31 May 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Many restaurants amped up their carryout and delivery operations when the pandemic hit, but for booze-first establishments like Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, things were a little more complicated. Dominic Armato, The Arizona Republic, "This downtown Phoenix bar is nailing takeout with a menu of creative dim sum and cocktails," 31 July 2020 Unsurprisingly, nationwide sales of booze and beer have gone up during the pandemic. Chauncey Alcorn Cnn Business, CNN, "This is the only city in America where unemployment is actually down," 30 July 2020 The story itself is quite a rocket ride (fueled by a lot of booze and blow), beginning in glad rags and garbage bags in clubs along Sunset Strip, circa 1978. Hank Stuever, Washington Post, "For too long, the story of the Go-Go’s was a cautionary tale. A new documentary turns it into a triumph.," 30 July 2020 The Cleveland man, who was talkative and smelled like booze, said he was headed home after working in North Royalton. John Benson, cleveland, "Speeding driver attempts to use cologne to cover up marijuana smell: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 29 July 2020 Del Seymour, a longtime resident known as the unofficial mayor of the Tenderloin, points to the dozens of corner liquor stores that could offer more than sugary treats and booze. Ryan Kost, SFChronicle.com, "Hope is alive in the Tenderloin: What the neighborhood needs now to reverse decades of neglect," 12 July 2020 Keeping your little biological buddies happy is of the utmost importance for booze that tastes good. Parker Hall, Wired, "Everything You Need To Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead," 11 July 2020 For example, the typical wedding favors – candles, sweets or mini bottles of booze – may be swapped for masks or hand sanitizer. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "Spread love not germs: Sanitizer favors, disjointed seating and more planned for 2020 weddings," 10 July 2020 Depending on the booze base, spritzes are usually lower in alcohol than most cocktails, a bonus for guilt-free day-sipping. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "The spritz isn’t going anywhere: Why it’s still our favorite summer cocktail," 30 June 2020

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First Known Use of booze

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for booze

Verb

Middle English bousen, from Middle Dutch būsen

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The first known use of booze was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Booze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/booze. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for booze

booze

verb
How to pronounce booze (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of booze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal : to drink a lot of alcohol

booze

noun

English Language Learners Definition of booze (Entry 2 of 2)

informal : alcoholic drinks

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