transitive verb-·zled, -·zling
Origin of guzzlefrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French gosillier from gosier, throat from Gaulish geusiae, throat
verbguz·zled, guz·zling, guz·zles
- To drink greedily or habitually: guzzle beer.
- To consume to excess: a car that guzzles gas.
Origin of guzzleOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present guzzles, present participle guzzling, simple past and past participle guzzled)
- To drink (or, sometimes, eat) quickly, voraciously, or to excess; to gulp down; to swallow greedily, continually, or with gust.
- (dated) A drinking bout; a debauch.
- (dated) An insatiable thing or person.
- 1623, W. Whately, Bride Bush,
- This is all one thing as if hee should goe about to jussle her into some filthy stinking guzzle or ditch.
Attested since 1576. Possibly imitative of the sound of drinking greedily, or from Old French gouziller, gosillier (“to pass through the throat”), from gosier (“throat”), and akin to Italian gozzo (“throat; a bird's crop”).