bouse

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

bouse ‎(third-person singular simple present bouses, present participle bousing, simple past and past participle boused)

  1. (nautical) To haul or hoist (something) with a tackle.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English bousen, from Middle Dutch būsen, buisen, buysen(to drink heavily). Related to Middle High German būsen(to swell, inblow). More at beer.

Noun[edit]

bouse ‎(plural bouses)

  1. (obsolete) drink, especially alcoholic drink
  2. (obsolete) a carouse; a booze
    • Carlyle
      A good bouse of liquor.

Verb[edit]

bouse ‎(third-person singular simple present bouses, present participle bousing, simple past and past participle boused)

  1. (obsolete) To drink immoderately; to carouse; to booze.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Gaulish or Ancient Ligurian.

Noun[edit]

bouse f ‎(plural bouses)

  1. dung
  2. (heraldry) water-bouget

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