carousal

noun ca·rous·al \ kə-ˈrau̇-zəl \

Definition of carousal

plural carousals
: a wild, drunken party or celebration : a drunken revel : 1carouse 2
  • … the general was remarkably addicted to huge entertainments, or rather carousals
  • —Washington Irving
  • He staged mockeries of religious ceremonies and his interminable drunken carousals became obligatory entertainment for many a weary guest.
  • —Richard Wortman

Examples of carousal in a Sentence

  1. came home tired and hungover after an all-night carousal with his friends

First Known Use of carousal

circa 1760

in the meaning defined above

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