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- (of a person) Intoxicated by alcohol.
- (of a person) Inclined to consume a significant amount of alcohol.
- 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
- Dirty Davy had brought with him his chief clerk, who was a facetious personage, and boozy, and on the confidential footing of a common rascality with his master, who, after the fashion of Harry V. in his nonage, condescended in his frolics and his cups to men of low estate […]
- (of an event) Involving a large consumption of alcohol.
- We all had hangovers after a boozy weekend in town.
- (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.
- (intoxicated by alcohol): See Thesaurus:drunk
- (inclined to consume alcohol): drunk, sottish
- (involving large consumption of alcohol):
- (containing alcohol): See Thesaurus:alcoholic