- (British, America) IPA: /kəˈɹaʊz/
carouse (carouses, present participle carousing; past and past participle caroused)
- (intransitive) To engage in a noisy or drunken social gathering. [from 1550s]
- We are all going to carouse at Brian's tonight.
- (intransitive) To drink to excess.
- If I survive this headache, I promise no more carousing at Brian's.
- German: Gelage abhalten, eine Gasterei veranstalten (archaic)
- Italian: gozzovigliare, fare baldoria
- Russian: кути́ть
carouse (plural carouses)
- A large draught of liquor.
- quote en
- c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene viii]:
- Drink carouses to the next day's fate.
- A drinking match; a carousal.
- 1725, Homer; [William Broome], transl., “Book II”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume I, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
- The early feast and late carouse.