Informal to drink too much alcoholic liquor
Origin of boozeearlier bouse, bowse ; from Middle Dutch busen; akin to Middle High German bus, a bloating fullness; ultimately ; from Indo-European an unverified form bh?u-, variant, variety of base an unverified form bheu-, to grow, swell: see be
- an alcoholic drink; liquor
- a drinking spree
- a. Hard liquor.b. An alcoholic beverage.
- A drinking spree.
intransitive verbboozed boozed, booz·ing, booz·es
To drink alcoholic beverages excessively or chronically.
Origin of boozeAlteration of obsolete bouse, from Middle English bousen, to drink to excess, from Middle Dutch būsen.
(third-person singular simple present boozes, present participle boozing, simple past and past participle boozed)
- (slang) To drink alcohol.
- We were out all night boozing until we dragged ourselves home hungover.
Alteration of bowse.