This glass of whiskey, like any alcoholic drink, is sometimes called booze.
booze definition by Webster's New World
Origin: earlier bouse, bowse ; from Middle Dutch busen; akin to Middle High German bus, a bloating fullness; ultimately ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhōu-, variant, variety of base an unverified form bheu-, to grow, swell: see be
- an alcoholic drink; liquor
- a drinking spree
booze definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Hard liquor.b. An alcoholic beverage.
- A drinking spree.
Origin: Alteration of obsolete bouse, from Middle English bousen, to drink to excess, from Middle Dutch būsen.
- boozˈer noun
- boozˈi·ly adverb
- boozˈy adjective