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From booze +‎ -y.



boozy (comparative boozier, superlative booziest)

  1. (of a person) Intoxicated by alcohol.
  2. (of a person) Inclined to consume a significant amount of alcohol.
    He's normally quite a boozy person, but isn't drinking so much these days.
  3. (of an event) Involving a large consumption of alcohol.
    We all had hangovers after a boozy weekend in town.
  4. (of food) Containing or cooked with alcohol.
    For dessert, the hosts treated us to a helping of boozy apple pie.
    • 1971, Marge Piercy, “Burying Blues for Janis”, in To Be Of Use:
      You embodied that good done-in mama who gives and gives like a fountain of boozy chicken soup to a rat race of men.
    • 2005, Frank A. Defilippo, Hooked, page 187:
      Now both sitting, we shoveled into the whorls of the boozy ice cream peach orchard, sweet, tart and cold, filling while it offered the same medicinal stomach coating as a shot glass of Pepto Bismal, only much more to my taste.
    • 2012, Martha Holmberg, Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes, page 116:
      Sweetened crème fraîche ties the compote together with the slightly bitter, boozy caramel sauce.