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 Sure, some cocktails can be made non-alcoholic by simply leaving out the booze, but many end up becoming really boring and one-dimensional in terms of flavor. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "14 Fruit-Packed Summer Mocktail Recipes," 29 Apr. 2019 Although alcohol-free beers are more costly to make—an extra step is needed to take the booze out—consumers are prepared to pay the same price, or even a premium, for drinks that have less alcohol. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Beer Is Unlikely Winner From Teetotal Trend," 13 Feb. 2019 One such alcohol warning poster shows a drawing of a pregnant woman drinking from a bottle, and the booze going directly to the baby. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘Something wasn’t clicking’: WSU study shows offspring of pregnant rats exposed to THC have impaired development," 20 Nov. 2018 The booze was brought in by boat at night, carried overland to the house, and delivered into the basement through a small manhole in the driveway, according to newspaper clippings the town’s historical society provided. Boston.com Real Estate, "Listed: Manchester-by-the-Sea mansion had a siren, vaults, and guards to protect liquor stash," 11 Sep. 2019 While these booze-free concoctions technically do have some alcohol, the consumption of these beverages cannot lead to intoxication. Mike Adams, chicagotribune.com, "Will using CBD cause me to fail a drug test?," 27 Aug. 2019 PBR Extra has a little more of a kick, featuring an elevated ABV of 6.5 percent (the original PBR has 4.6 percent), while Pabst Blue Ribbon Non-Alcoholic comes in at 0.5 percent ABV — just about booze-free. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "Pabst Blue Ribbon Is Testing a New Hard Seltzer That's Almost Twice As Strong As Their Beer," 13 Aug. 2019 Leave out the booze for an equally refreshing, kid-friendly option. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep it simple and seasonal in the kitchen during summer," 7 June 2018 The center also offers paddle board and kayak rentals and tours, and BYO sunset booze cruises through Stonington Harbor, well into the fall. BostonGlobe.com, "Hoisting Sails | Stonington, Connecticut," 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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