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Topic: DRINK

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: Middle Flemish busen

booze

noun
     
booze [singular, uncountable]
informalDFD alcoholic drink:
a bottle of booze
on the booze
He's been on the booze (=drinking too much alcohol) for five days.
off the booze
My husband is now off the booze (=no longer drinking too much alcohol) and he is a different person.
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