drinking song

noun

Definition of drinking song

: a song on a convivial theme appropriate for a group engaged in social drinking

Examples of drinking song in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the playing was excellent, with attention to detail in moments like the slight wooziness that enters the rhythms as the first-act drinking song grows drunker. New York Times, 22 May 2022 Aimed straight at the groundlings, this rousing drinking song is pure silly fun, with Sir Toby Belch (Shuler Hensley) and the gang trading late-night insults. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2020 Stop by the Capitol Hill restaurant after work on Monday for a fest-worthy dinner — say, a choice of schnitzel, or a platter with five kinds of wursts — and you’ll be entertained by the traditional German drinking songs of Die Zwei. Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2019 The finale rang with the sincere gravity of a patriotic tune or an old drinking song. Zoë Madonna, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Aug. 2019 The three men in Midland play drinking songs that are as blurry as their lyrics suggest. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, 19 June 2018 The raucous drinking songs and ballads (which are also drinking songs) inspire more than a single shot of whiskey. Trevor Fraser, OrlandoSentinel.com, 18 May 2018 Nevertheless, Wildwood residents take the anthem — born of a drinking song — seriously. Michael Boren, Philly.com, 26 Sep. 2017 The melody is based on an old English drinking song, has images of war, and is impossible to sing. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, 28 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of drinking song

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drinking song was in 1597

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5 Jun 2022

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“Drinking song.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drinking%20song. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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