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souse

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a person who makes a habit of getting drunk
  • an old souse who lumbered home with a full bottle of gin in him every night

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souse

verb

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1 to make wet
  • a passing car barreled through the puddle and soused us good

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2 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid
  • repeatedly soused the tools in the tub to get the dirt off

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3 to wet thoroughly with liquid
  • firefighters soused the neighboring houses so that they wouldn't catch fire as well

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The first known use of souse was in the 14th century

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“Souse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/souse. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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