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

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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 Some cancel days, or even hours, in advance—too late to change the booze and food order. The Economist, "Why planning weddings in Mexico is hard," 14 Nov. 2019 Tickets range from $145-$265, not including tax, booze and service fees. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "tl;dr: boot mugs are back, Lori and Uber are fighting and why oh why did the Bears pick Mitch?," 14 Nov. 2019 Thompson and Kimmings’s script is refreshingly non-judgmental, worrying less about Kate’s over-reliance on booze and one-night stands than about whatever emotional anguish is behind them. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Last Christmas Is a Welcome Dose of Sweetness," 6 Nov. 2019 Also, the passenger, who smelled like booze and slurred his words, gave the officer a false identity. John Benson, cleveland, "Shoplifter caught with chicken and sausage in her purse: North Royalton Police Blotter," 6 Nov. 2019 The show itself was a high-energy party filled with lights, booze and dancing. Tetris Kelly, Billboard, "Kim Petras Turns the Los Angeles Shrine Into a Spooky Halloween Bash: Recap," 31 Oct. 2019 New Orleans, too, is its own protagonist: a place of sticky booze and Spanish moss and endless, swampy heat that also knows its own clichés, inside and out. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "These brilliant new novels offer irresistible family dysfunction," 21 Oct. 2019 The Academy Award-winning actress's performance had her belting brassy show tunes with twitchy élan one minute and fending off heartbreak with booze and pills the next. Hugh Hart, Fortune, "Building Judy Garland: How Renée Zellweger Was Transformed Into the Legend," 26 Sep. 2019 There’s no better way to cap off a grueling day at the office or a busy weekend day of running errands than with bargain booze and bites. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "13 places for happy hour in Tempe," 13 Sep. 2019

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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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18 Nov 2019

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

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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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