from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who takes part in a wassail or drinking-bout.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who drinks wassail; one who engages in festivity, especially in drinking; a reveler.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone who enjoys riotous drinking
- noun someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
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These words were afterwards corrupted into _wassail_ and _wassailer_.
"A heedless husbandman you must have been, a gambler or wassailer, to have brought yourself to this sorry pass.