Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stall or inclosure for cattle. Also boosy, bouse.
- n. See booze.
- n. alternative spelling of booze.
- v. alternative spelling of booze.
- n. dialect A stall for an animal (usually a cow).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prov. Eng. A stall or a crib for an ox, cow, or other animal.
- v. To drink excessively. See booze.
- Middle English bousen (verb) and bouse (noun) (Wiktionary)
“Dunchester, their pleasures consisted for the most part in a dog fight or some such refining spectacle, varied by an occasional "boose" at the public-house, or, in the case of those who chanced to be more intellectually inclined, by attending lectures where Socialism and other advanced doctrines were preached.”
“Government – and good government – is the mark of a good democracy. robert boose”
“Tis true there's better boose than brine, but he that drowns must drink it;”
“Ai agrees wif u carosue, kitteh needs snorguls mor tahn boose.”
“The package store owners like them because they get a day off with people more or less still buying the same boose.”
“Not anyone els because in this case they will boose bisiness this way.”
“Guys learn young that sometimes boose helps, which it does, in moderation – too much equals disaster in bed.”
“FUUUUUUUN relaxing romantic (don't laugh!!) something i will not soon forget me and scott went to edmonton for the weekend. we stayed in a delta hotel and got 50% off food, the room itself, and boose!”
“Jaw-boose, puddigood, this is for true a sweetish mand!”
“To their minds, when once they were dead and gotten to Valhalla, or the place of their Gods, there would be no other pleasure but to swig, tipple, drink, and boose till the coming of that last darkness and Twilight, wherein they, with their deities, should do battle against the enemies of all mankind; which day they rather desired than dreaded.”
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