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See also: Booze
Alteration of bowse.
- (colloquial, uncountable) Any alcoholic beverage. (Especially hard liquor.)
- 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt, Olympia Press:
- The glutton castaway, the drunkard in the desert, the lecher in prison, they are the happy ones. To hunger, thirst, lust, every day afresh and every day in vain, after the old prog, the old booze, the old whores, that's the nearest we'll ever get to felicity, the new porch and the very latest garden.
- 1995, Al Stewart, "Marion the Chatelaine" on Between the Wars:
- She got caught between the shadows and the booze
- And she surely did know how to have the blues
- (colloquial, countable, archaic) A session of drinking alcohol; a drinking party.
any alcoholic beverage
- (slang, intransitive) To drink alcohol.
- We were out all night boozing until we dragged ourselves home hung over.
- 1884, Hugh Reginald Haweis, My Musical Life:
- This is better than boozing in public houses.
- (slang, transitive) To drink (an alcoholic beverage).
slang:to drink alcohol