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 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
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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, 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 Sales of booze on delivery apps and platforms more than tripled last year compared with 2019, an analysis of credit- and debit-card transactions by Earnest Research shows. Heather Haddon, WSJ, 29 May 2021 Also check out Proof, Adam’s book about the science of booze. Wired Staff, Wired, 28 May 2021 The advent of Prohibition created an opportunity: People needed their booze, and Cornero provided it. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Work is long, hours weird, and travel incessant; meanwhile, pressures and anxieties are high, booze is everywhere, gym access is mostly nonexistent, and healthy food options are hard to come by. Samantha Hissong, Rolling Stone, 24 May 2021 Alternatively, the popular saying refers to bring your own booze, or maybe bring your own beer, or ostensibly just alludes to bring your own bottle. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Add to this the increase in drinking at home rather than socially and the cost-benefit balance of booze tilts considerably. Julian Baggini, WSJ, 20 May 2021 While talking to the driver, who repeatedly made numerous phone calls, the officer smelled booze. John Benson, cleveland, 19 May 2021 The Brecksville driver, who smelled like booze, slurred that she was headed home after being in Beachwood. John Benson, cleveland, 5 May 2021

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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 22 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for booze

booze

verb

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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