Souse meaning

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To plunge into a liquid.
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To make soaking wet; drench.
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To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
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To make intoxicated.
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To become immersed or soaking wet.
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The act or process of sousing.
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To attack by swooping down on. Used of a bird of prey.
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To swoop down, as an attacking hawk does.
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A pickled food, esp. the feet, ears, and head of a pig.
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Liquid used for pickling; brine.
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The act of plunging into a liquid, esp. into brine for pickling.
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A drunkard.
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To pickle.
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To plunge or steep in a liquid.
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To make or become soaking wet.
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To make or become intoxicated.
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The act of swooping down on prey by a hawk, falcon, etc.
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To swoop down (on)
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A corrupt form of sou.
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A pickle made with salt.
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Something kept or steeped in pickle; especially, the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine.
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The ear; especially, a hog's ear.
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(US, Appalachian) Pickled scrapple.
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A person suffering from the disease of alcoholism.
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(Caribbean) Pickled/boiled ears and feet of a pig.
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A heavy blow.
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The act of sousing; a plunging into water.
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The act of sousing, or swooping.
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To immerse in liquid; to steep or drench.
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(now dialectal) To strike or beat.
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(now dialectal, intransitive) To fall heavily.
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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