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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
booze cruise
▪ The doctor told Jimmy to stay off the booze for a while.
▪ The prince is known for his love of women, gambling, and booze.
▪ And that would mostly have gone on booze and horses.
▪ Anton smelled the booze on Parker.
▪ He was drowning himself in booze and self-pity.
▪ Jack led Rothstein and friend to the West Side garage where the booze truck was parked.
▪ Listen, I have quite a lot of booze.
▪ Louise looks like a waif and has indulged in more booze and cigarettes than she should have.
▪ The booze would help him sleep better.
▪ The combination of booze and drugs made him violent.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Booze \Booze\ (b[=oo]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boozed (b[=oo]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Boozing.] [D. buizen; akin to G. bausen, and perh. fr. D. buis tube, channel, bus box, jar.] To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic liquor; to tipple. [Written also bouse, and boose.]

This is better than boozing in public houses.
--H. R. Haweis.


Booze \Booze\, n.

  1. A carouse; a drinking.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  2. any alcoholic beverage, especially a strong beverage such as whiskey.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

by 1821, perhaps 1714; probably originally as a verb, "to drink a lot" (1768), variant of Middle English bouse (c.1300), from Middle Dutch busen "to drink heavily," related to Middle High German bus (intransitive) "to swell, inflate," of unknown origin. The noun reinforced by name of Philadelphia distiller E.G. Booz. Johnson's dictionary has rambooze "A drink made of wine, ale, eggs and sugar in winter time; or of wine, milk, sugar and rose-water in the summer time." In New Zealand from c.World War II, a drinking binge was a boozeroo.


n. (context slang English) Any alcoholic beverage. vb. (context slang English) To drink alcohol.


n. distilled rather than fermented [syn: liquor, spirits, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, strong drink]


v. consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night" [syn: drink, fuddle]


Booze may refer to:

  • Alcoholic beverage, by slang
  • Booze, North Yorkshire, a hamlet in England
  • Booze (surname), a surname (including a list of people with the name)
Booze (surname)

Booze is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Bea Booze (1920–1986), American jazz singer
  • Mary Booze (1877–1948), African-American politician
  • Tyrone Booze (born 1959), American boxer
  • William Samuel Booze (1862–1933), late 19th-century American politician

Usage examples of "booze".

Empty shelves made of inch-thick glass awaited their future stock of booze bottles and glassware.

Selling the fancy booze and special wines at a five hundred percent profit per bottle, he soon had plenty of dough to flash and invested it in staking out a piece of territory to build his club.

There was so much booze flowing that if anyone did see or rather not seesomething odd about me, they might put it down to one too many drinks.

I got the taste of booze, cigarettes, and tongue, lots of enthusiastic tongue.

She gulped her drink straight down, using the booze to quench her thirst, which is not the way to treat the stuff, but I had reason to keep her happy.

Her first defense would be a return to something familiar and comforting: booze or a man.

Rita now used their cabinet to store her booze, the books overlooked and forgotten in the back.

In a surprisingly short time I had all the money out and the books back in place on the shelf with the booze bottles in front as before.

Chevy Out back, booze empties on the seat: probation violation number one.

The arrival of the booze cart gave him a little more time to put off the effort.

He was very aware that he was pouring booze into himself to fill a yawning psychological emptiness.

Me, I lolloped and leapt for my life at the other end, 200 pounds of yob genes, booze, snout and fast food, ten years older, charred and choked on heavy fuel, with no more to offer than my block drive and backhand chip.

Jesus, have they got a lot of booze in here, and a lot of it is bottom-line tubs of Nigerian sherry, quarts of Alaskan port.

By now I am a crackling sorcerer of grub and booze, of philtres and sex-spells.

Anyway, after a while, during that sun-bleached, snowblind vigil of booze and lies and pornography, the girls tended to mangle and dismember in my mind.