from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See booze.
  • noun A stall or inclosure for cattle. Also boosy, bouse.

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

  • noun Prov. Eng. A stall or a crib for an ox, cow, or other animal.
  • intransitive verb To drink excessively. See booze.

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

  • noun dialect A stall for an animal (usually a cow).
  • noun Alternative spelling of booze.
  • verb Alternative spelling of booze.


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From Old English bós (cow) and bósiᵹ (cow-stall).

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Middle English bousen (verb) and bouse (noun)


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