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

Other Words from booze

Noun

boozily \ ˈbü-​zə-​lē How to pronounce booze (audio) \ adverb
boozy \ ˈbü-​zē How to pronounce booze (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
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Who’s ready to brunch and booze on the Saturday morning tour? Birmingham Magazine, al, 3 Oct. 2019 Ballplayers, Bouton revealed, could be boozing, womanizing, pill-popping, ball-scuffing rascals — overgrown teenagers, that is. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 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, 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, 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, 11 July 2018 Moss is also really good, boozing away her troubles, dressed in black. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, 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, 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, 31 May 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Plenty of booze flowed, while waitstaff passed around sliders, fries, mini lobster rolls and ice cream throughout the night. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2022 That, naturally, was followed by the smuggling of booze into the United States and the rise of the speakeasy. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 5 Sep. 2022 Find live music, a working ferris wheel and rotating food trucks, and their frosé packs a double punch of booze with frozen rosé wine and berry vodka. Megha Mcswain, Chron, 19 Aug. 2022 The embrace of booze dates to between 6,000 and 4,000 B.C. Tamar Adler, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2022 Young Jimmy was put to work licking labels from other products and pasting them back onto contraband bottles of booze. Fox News, 12 Aug. 2022 Ezra Miller is facing a felony burglary charge for allegedly stealing some bottles of booze. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 9 Aug. 2022 Locking yourself in with a bunch of friends and a lot of booze on a dark and stormy night is a long-standing tradition. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2022 Mini bottles of booze are usually found in very specific locations and circumstances–airplane drinks carts, distillery gift shops and flattened bottles of Fireball littering city streets are a few that come to mind. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 22 July 2022 See More

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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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“Booze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/booze. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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