booze

verb
\ ˈbüz \
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 \ adverb
boozy \ˈbü-zē \ adjective

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

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 The existential tale, created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, dives into the righteous, flawed, intense, if reticent, soul of Billy McBride, a boozed-up, motel-living lawyer whose integrity is commensurate with his understanding of evil. Jeffrey Fleishman, latimes.com, "From ‘Sling Blade’ to ‘Goliath’: Billy Bob Thornton finds his peace," 7 June 2018 Your Summer Needs Getty Images Just the thing for boozing outside. Paula Forbes, GQ, "A Pimm's Cup Is the 2-Ingredient Cocktail Your Summer Needs," 10 May 2018 On Monday and Tuesday nights, hop aboard the Anita Dee II at Navy Pier for three hours of sailing and boozing with other professionals drinking off the two hardest days of the week. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Get yourself on a boat: The best booze cruises in Chicago," 8 June 2017 Besides possessing both the ability to cool you off and booze you up, Jeni's Frosé Sorbet has something else going for it. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Frosé Can Now Be Enjoyed By The Pint," 26 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Eileen spends her evenings pacifying her alcoholic father with bottles of booze, and her days laboring as a secretary at a correctional facility for boys. New York Times, "A Woman Sleeps a Year Away in Ottessa Moshfegh’s Darkly Comic New Novel," 6 July 2018 Jordan Bell drank fan’s Hennessy Jordan Bell is capping off his rookie year with lots and lots of booze. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "10 best moments from Warriors championship parade," 12 June 2018 Much as bottles of booze were smashed during Prohibition, the machines were smashed as well. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Here's a Near Southside bar that's plunging into its pinball theme," 6 June 2018 Later, everyone poured into another room to hear Bridges perform as staff handed out glow stick necklaces, LED headbands, and plenty of booze. Emily Holt, Vogue, "Tipping Point Hosts Its Annual Gala in San Francisco," 4 May 2018 Still, the early aughts were a time when small magazines could thrive in Brooklyn by paying people with free booze and parties, and Vice took advantage. Reeves Wiedeman, Daily Intelligencer, "A Company Built on a Bluff," 10 June 2018 Humble Pie was covering Ray Charles and Dr. John, and the Faces were superstars, being a little like the Stones but with more booze and less junk. Ron Hart, Billboard, "Small Faces' 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake' Turns 50: Phil Collen, Peter Frampton, Linda Thompson & More Pay Tribute," 24 May 2018 Aldean’s songs are often about that point in a night when things start to get a little crazy, whether it’s romance or booze or just plain festive excitement. John Adamian, courant.com, "Jason Aldean Playing Xfinity Theatre," 19 May 2018 Everyone taped up the windows in their rooms, filled their bathtubs with water, and stocked up on batteries and booze. Chris Nashawaty, SI.com, "Inside the Caddyshack Scene That Squashed the Bill Murray-Chevy Chase Beef," 17 Apr. 2018

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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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Phrases Related to booze

boozed it up

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More Definitions for booze

booze

verb

English Language Learners Definition of booze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to drink a lot of alcohol

booze

noun

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

: alcoholic drinks

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