intransitive verbboozed, booz′ing
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, booz·ing, booz·es
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.