booze

1 of 2

verb

boozed; boozing

intransitive verb

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

booze

2 of 2

noun

: intoxicating drink
especially : hard liquor
boozily adverb
boozy adjective

Example Sentences

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
Who’s ready to brunch and booze on the Saturday morning tour? Birmingham Magazine, al, 3 Oct. 2019 Ballplayers, Bouton revealed, could be boozing, womanizing, pill-popping, ball-scuffing rascals — overgrown teenagers, that is. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 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, 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, 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, 11 July 2018 Moss is also really good, boozing away her troubles, dressed in black. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, 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, 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, 31 May 2018
Noun
That’s when the officer smelled booze and noticed the guy appeared drunk. John Benson, cleveland, 15 Nov. 2022 That included stops along the way in VIP rooms of Caribbean strip joints, Amsterdam's red-light district and aboard a Colombian yacht that launched with plenty of booze and more than a dozen prostitutes. CBS News, 14 Nov. 2022 That included stops along the way in VIP rooms of Caribbean strip joints, Amsterdam’s red-light district and aboard a Colombian yacht that launched with plenty of booze and more than a dozen prostitutes. Jim Mustian And Joshua Goodman, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Nov. 2022 That included stops along the way in VIP rooms of Caribbean strip joints, Amsterdam’s red-light district and aboard a Colombian yacht that launched with plenty of booze and more than a dozen prostitutes. Joshua Goodman, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2022 Flaviar has a lot going for it, from the elegant, vial-like samples of booze to a wide variety of options from all over the world. Mark Stock, Men's Health, 21 Oct. 2022 Lourd, an appealing comedian/second banana, gets to crack wise and drink gallons of booze, but not in that order. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 20 Oct. 2022 Commissioners are considering a rule change, to bring mini bottles — which hold 1.75 ounces of booze — back to Utah after a three-decade absence. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Sep. 2022 An arriving officer talked to the at-fault driver, who smelled like booze and was driving his girlfriend’s Ford. John Benson, cleveland, 28 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English bousen, from Middle Dutch būsen

First Known Use

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

booze

noun

ˈbüz
: alcoholic liquor

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