souse

verb (1)
\ˈsau̇s \
soused; sousing

Definition of souse 

(Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : pickle

2a : to plunge in liquid : immerse

b : drench, saturate

3 : to make drunk

intransitive verb

: to become immersed or drenched

souse

noun

Definition of souse (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : something pickled especially : seasoned and chopped pork trimmings, fish, or shellfish

2 : an act of sousing : wetting

3a : a habitual drunkard

b : a drinking spree : binge

souse

verb (2)
soused; sousing

Definition of souse (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

archaic : to swoop down : plunge

transitive verb

archaic : to swoop down on

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Examples of souse in a Sentence

Noun

an old souse who lumbered home with a full bottle of gin in him every night

First Known Use of souse

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1567, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for souse

Verb (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French suz, souce pickling juice, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sulza brine, Old English sealt salt

Verb (2)

Middle English souce, noun, start of a bird's flight, alteration of sours, probably from Anglo-French surse source — more at source

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