Souse Definition

sous
soused, souses, sousing
verb
soused, souses, sousing
To pickle.
Webster's New World
To plunge or steep in a liquid.
Webster's New World
To make soaking wet; drench.
American Heritage
To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
American Heritage
To make or become soaking wet.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
dehydratedry
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noun
souses
A pickled food, esp. the feet, ears, and head of a pig.
Webster's New World
The act or process of sousing.
American Heritage
Food steeped in pickle, especially pork trimmings.
American Heritage
Liquid used for pickling; brine.
Webster's New World
The act of plunging into a liquid, esp. into brine for pickling.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Souse

  • Middle English sousen probably from Old French souser to pickle from souz, sous pickled meat of Germanic origin sal- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English souse swooping motion alteration of sours source, a rising source

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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