booz·​er | \ ˈbü-zər How to pronounce boozer (audio) \

Definition of boozer

1 : a person who boozes : drunk
2 British : a drinking place : pub

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Examples of boozer in a Sentence

They went into the boozer for a beer. the boozer finally checked herself into rehab
Recent Examples on the Web However, recent statistics have given the industry something to toast: there was a net increase of some 300 boozers in the latest year. The Economist, "Business this week," 12 Dec. 2019 Not a boozer or beer-snob tale, Stradal’s second novel weaves together a bittersweet but heartwarming generational story of family, tragedy, perseverance and forgiveness. Don Oldenburg, USA TODAY, "J. Ryan Stradal’s Midwest tale 'The Lager Queen of Minnesota' goes down smooth," 25 July 2019 Smear campaigns falsely accused people of being boozers, rapists and terrorists. Los Angeles Times, "Marijuana battles turn ugly in one California city: Fistfights, nasty accusations and questions," 18 July 2019 Unfortunately, as played by Aussie actor Andrew Steel, Shankwitz too often comes off as an irascible, cowboyish boozer who needs a crash course in chivalry. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Heartfelt ‘Wish Man’ dramatizes origins of the Make-A-Wish Foundation," 25 July 2019 There’s a beer shortage for World Cup boozers in Moscow. Nick Canepa,, "Mickelson’s antics a mistake, but this was no capital crime," 23 June 2018 But at the Duke of Sussex pub — an early 20th century boozer that shares Prince Harry’s new royal title — the mood was mainly one of benign indifference. Washington Post, "In London, some Brits shrug off royal wedding: ‘Irrelevant’," 21 May 2018 Northern states are the biggest boozers, with Wisconsin leading the way in most excessive drinking just ahead of North Dakota. David Brennan, Newsweek, "Florida Is the Most Sinful State in the U.S., and Vermont the Most Virtuous," 22 Feb. 2018 The place is run by Barbara (Deneuve), a full-time boozer incapable of serving a simple meal to her guests, let alone standing up straight. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Nobody’s Perfect!' ('Bonne pomme'): Film Review," 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of boozer

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Boozer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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: a person who drinks a lot of alcohol

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