A carouse an ingesting
- To take in greedily or immoderately esp alcohol alcohol to tipple
- an alcoholic beverage which distilled as opposed to fermented
- consume liquor
- To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcohol liquor; to tipple.
- A carouse; a drinking.
by 1821, possibly 1714; most likely originally as a verb, "to drink loads" (1768), variant of Middle English bouse (c.1300), from center Dutch busen "to take in greatly," linked to center tall German coach (intransitive) "to enlarge, inflate," of not known source. The noun reinforced by-name of Philadelphia distiller E.G. Booz. Johnson's dictionary features rambooze "a glass or two manufactured from wine, ale, eggs and sugar in winter months; or of wine, milk, sugar and rose-water during summer time." In New Zealand from c.World War II, a drinking binge ended up being a boozeroo.
(v. i.) To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic alcohol; to tipple.
- (n.) A carouse; a drinking.
I realized booze wasn't the recommended wash-down with my pain medication but I wasn't driving any farm equipment and I really needed a stiff drink.