just a little intoxicated fuddled stupid with alcohol bousy
- directed at or marked because of the consumption of alcohol
- slightly intoxicated; fuddled; stupid with alcohol; bousy.
"inebriated," 1719, from booze + -y (2). It was among Benjamin Franklin's 225 synonyms for "drunk" posted in 1722. Associated: Boozily; booziness.
(a.) Slightly intoxicated; fuddled; stupid with liquor; bousy.
But this was very far North, be it remembered, where beer agrees well with the constitution; upon the Equator, in our southern fishery, beer would be apt to make the harpooneer sleepy at the mast-head and boozy in his boat; and grievous loss might ensue to Nantucket and New Bedford.