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 The senator carried a flask of booze in his briefcase and drank heavily through the workday. Washington Post, "Joseph McCarthy: An American demagogue who foreshadowed Trump," 27 Aug. 2020 The Jeep driver, who swayed and smelled like booze, admitted to drinking at a local bar. John Benson, cleveland, "Drunk resident misses driveway, finds ditch: North Royalton Police Blotter," 26 Aug. 2020 It’s hidden under mounds of cocaine and gallons of booze, but it’s there. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, "'The Binge' isn't afraid to lean into its own stupidity, thank goodness — and Vince Vaughn," 26 Aug. 2020 The booze business has been a lucrative one during the pandemic, as off-premise alcohol sales overall saw a 21 percent spike in sales during the first few weeks of the pandemic, according to Nielsen. BostonGlobe.com, "Drizly raises $50 million in funding round," 20 Aug. 2020 After looters crashed through his floor-to-ceiling windows and stole $1 million worth of booze in May, Chicago-Lake Liquors owner John Wolf wanted to protect himself from a repeat occurrence. Jeffrey Meitrodt, Star Tribune, "Minneapolis businesses fight ban on exterior shutters owners wanting to protect their windows after riots face obstacle," 24 Aug. 2020 Wynonna handcuffs herself to the box of booze to stand her ground. Dalene Rovenstine, EW.com, "Wynonna Earp recap: The Earps meet an old family enemy," 17 Aug. 2020 Leger finds him on a yacht, but before much is said, a loutish boat captain arrives to entice them with booze, heroin and women. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, "'Most Wanted,' about a drug sting leading to a Thai prison, opens at Zeitgeist Friday, Aug. 14," 14 Aug. 2020 Back in Colonial times, voting and booze went hand-in-hand. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "This Bud’s for you, voters: Brewer ships hand sanitizer to polling stations," 13 Aug. 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 20 Sep. 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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