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boozed; boozing

intransitive verb

: to drink intoxicating liquor especially to excess
often used in the phrase booze it up


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: intoxicating drink
especially : hard liquor
boozily adverb
boozy adjective

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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Word History



Middle English bousen, from Middle Dutch būsen

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined above


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Booze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: alcoholic liquor

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