beuverie

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From irregular verb boire. Note: a more regular form buverie was created in the XVIth century but dropped from usage in the XIXth.

Noun[edit]

beuverie f (plural beuveries)

  1. binge, excessive (usually social) drinking
    • 1949, Henri Mongault, Les âmes mortes, translation of original by Nicolas Gogol:
      Je n’ai qu’un pauvre lopin de terre, mes paysans se croisent les bras, ne rêvent que de beuveries

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