Definition of


  1. (noun, food) an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
  2. (verb, consumption) consume alcohol

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Origin of the word Booze

  1. by 1768 "drink a lot" (v.), variant of M.E. bouse (c.1300), from M.Du. busen "to drink heavily," related to M.H.G. bus (intrans.) "to swell, inflate," of unknown origin. The noun is recorded by 1821, perhaps 1714; reinforced by name of Philadelphia distiller E.G. Booze. Boozy (1719) was one of Benjamin Franklin's 225 synonyms for "drunk," published i… more

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