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  • v. To drink to excess; to revel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To plunder; to waste in riot.
  • intransitive v. To drink to excess; to revel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To purloin or make away with; embezzle.
  • To consume a large quantity of, as food or drink; waste or squander, as money.
  • To drink to excess.
  • n. A debauchee; a sot.


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  • This inventory - it should perhaps be called the bezzle - amounts at any moment to many millions of dollars.

    Telegraph Blogs

  • Galbraith called the undiscovered and therefore unfelt loss “the bezzle.”

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  • "There's money to bezzle with, if there's money for nothing else."

    Sons and Lovers

  • Sell these MBS as "safe" to credulous investors, institutions, town councils in Norway, etc., i.e. "the bezzle" on a global scale.

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  • Galbraith called the undiscovered and therefore unfelt loss "the bezzle."

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  • "And maybe they're hoping we'll buy their bezzle."


  • Under these circumstances the rate of embezzlement grows, the rate of discovery falls off, and the bezzle increases rapidly.

    Telegraph Blogs

  • Stop "the bezzle" and punish the fraudsters across the board and clamp down on all manner of fraud in the future with enforcement of the law being the primary driver of policy.


  • J.K. Gailbraith's concept of bezzle was the amount of money siphoned from the system.

    The Asian Badger

  • At a macro level, bezzle could be interpreted to cover a range of ethical crimes and misdemenours - from outright corruption and fraud to self-interested self-deception and greed.

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