- The definition of carousing is partying or celebrating in a noisy and often drunken way.
Sports fans out getting drunk and celebrating a Superbowl victory are an example of people who are carousing.
A carousing sports fan.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Variant of carouse
Origin: obsolete French carousse, carousal ; from German gar aus, quite out ; from gar austrinken, to drink up entirely
- a noisy, merry drinking party
- Obsolete a glassful drunk all at once, esp. as a toast
- carouser noun
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