booze

verb
\ˈbüz \
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 \ adverb
boozy \ˈbü-​zē \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for booze

Synonyms: Verb

bib, drink, guzzle, liquor (up), lush (up) [slang], soak, tipple

Synonyms: Noun

alcohol, aqua vitae, ardent spirits, bottle, drink, firewater, grog, hooch [slang], inebriant, intoxicant, John Barleycorn, juice [slang], liquor, lush [slang], moonshine, potable, rum, sauce [slang], spirits, stimulant, strong drink, tipple

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

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 The existential tale, created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, dives into the righteous, flawed, intense, if reticent, soul of Billy McBride, a boozed-up, motel-living lawyer whose integrity is commensurate with his understanding of evil. Jeffrey Fleishman, latimes.com, "From ‘Sling Blade’ to ‘Goliath’: Billy Bob Thornton finds his peace," 7 June 2018 Your Summer Needs Getty Images Just the thing for boozing outside. Paula Forbes, GQ, "A Pimm's Cup Is the 2-Ingredient Cocktail Your Summer Needs," 10 May 2018 On Monday and Tuesday nights, hop aboard the Anita Dee II at Navy Pier for three hours of sailing and boozing with other professionals drinking off the two hardest days of the week. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Get yourself on a boat: The best booze cruises in Chicago," 8 June 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In 28 metro areas and counting Postmates' Drinks service delivers beer, wine, or booze in 25 minutes or less. Lauren Murrow, WIRED, "Thanks to Binges and Benders, Postmates Knows the True You," 23 May 2018 As many restaurant chains deal with sales slumps, some are turning to booze for a boost. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Pizza Hut expands beer-delivery service across Arizona, California," 8 May 2018 The two new Vanguard ETFs exclude companies engaged in industries such as booze, adult entertainment, tobacco and weapons. Asjylyn Loder, WSJ, "Vanguard Aims to Prove Feel-Good Investing Can Deliver Feel-Good Returns," 2 Oct. 2018 Recap your favorite songs and the musicians that stuck with you over carefully crafted pineapple rum cocktails (The Optimo, $12) and old fashioneds with your choice of booze ($11). Gwendolyn Purdom, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Concert then cocktails," 30 Mar. 2018 Beer was the gold mine, before selling booze in the stands was outlawed. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Going back decades, ballpark vendors share tales from the aisles," 4 July 2018 The 21st Amendment did bring booze back to the American mainstream, but many cities, towns and counties continue to ban the sale of liquor. Stephanie Schorow, BostonGlobe.com, "What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition," 23 June 2018 The drinks, served chilled and initially only available in Colorado will be infused with special marijuana formulas designed to mimic the effects of booze. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Trading wine for weed? Experts say trend likely to accelerate thanks to legal pot," 26 Apr. 2018 Over time, the noyaux impart their heavenly character to the booze, yielding an almondesque extract. Samin Nosrat, New York Times, "How to Unlock the Secret Flavor Hidden at the Apricot’s Core," 27 June 2018

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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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More Definitions for booze

booze

verb

English Language Learners Definition of booze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to drink a lot of alcohol

booze

noun

English Language Learners Definition of booze (Entry 2 of 2)

: alcoholic drinks

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