Carousing



to engage in a drunken revel:
They caroused all night.
to drink deeply and frequently.
carousal.
Contemporary Examples

Kim Chol was reportedly executed for drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il’s death.
Kim Jong-un’s Ex-Lover Reportedly ‘Executed by Firing Squad’ The Telegraph August 29, 2013

He chose the country and let Alice flout contemporary morals, carousing and smoking in public.
Kate Upton’s Congressman Uncle and More Scandalous Political Ties Ben Jacobs February 14, 2012

Historical Examples

He had heard that Burrowes and the German had been carousing all the morning with the captain of the Starlight.
The Tapu Of Banderah Louis Becke

I remember, as if the scene of carousing of the old roysterers had been a sort of sanctuary.
The Woman Thou Gavest Me Hall Caine

Sick of trapping and hunting, with brief intervals of carousing, he felt himself to be.
Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier Frances Fuller Victor

But for her these nights would be spent in drinking, roistering, fighting and carousing.
A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis

Fourteen years long Mokanna is reported to have lived in this fortress consuming his time with women in drinking and carousing.
Sketches of Central Asia (1868) Arminius Vmbry

The visiting and carousing of seamen in the Greenland ships.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

When they entered they were deafened with the noise of carousing and merrymaking.
Twilight Land Howard Pyle

The hour fixed on was just before night, when they would all be carousing.
Yr Ynys Unyg Julia de Winton

verb
(intransitive) to have a merry drinking spree; drink freely
noun
another word for carousal
v.

1550s, from Middle French carousser “drink, quaff, swill,” from German gar aus “quite out,” from gar austrinken; trink garaus “to drink up entirely.” Frequently also as an adverb in early English usage (to drink carouse).

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