- The definition of a carouse is a noisy, drinking party.
An example of a carouse is a party at a college fraternity house.
- Carouse is defined as drinking a lot or having a noisy and fun time while drinking alcohol.
An example of carouse is to have ten drinks at the bar.
Origin of carouseobsolete French carousse, carousal ; from German gar aus, quite out ; from gar austrinken, to drink up entirely
- a noisy, merry drinking party
- Obs. a glassful drunk all at once, esp. as a toast
intransitive verbca·roused, ca·rous·ing, ca·rous·es
Origin of carouseEarlier, a cup drunk up completely in one draft as a toast, from French, carous as in French (boire) carous, (to drink a cup) up completely in one draft, from German gar aus(trinken), (to drink) up completely (used in such exhortations as trinks gar aus, drink it all up) : gar, completely (from Middle High German, from Old High German garo; akin to archaic English yare, ready) + aus, out, up; see auslander.
(third-person singular simple present carouses, present participle carousing, simple past and past participle caroused)