Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Hard liquor.
  • noun An alcoholic beverage.
  • noun A drinking spree.
  • intransitive verb To drink alcoholic beverages excessively or chronically.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To drink deeply, especially with a boon companion and to partial intoxication; guzzle liquor; tipple, Also bouse, bouze, bowse.
  • noun Liquor; drink.
  • noun A drinking-bout; a spree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A carouse; a drinking.
  • noun any alcoholic beverage, especially a strong beverage such as whiskey.
  • intransitive verb To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic liquor; to tipple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun slang Any alcoholic beverage.
  • verb slang To drink alcohol.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb consume alcohol
  • noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Alteration of obsolete bouse, from Middle English bousen, to drink to excess, from Middle Dutch būsen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Alteration of bowse.

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