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SUBMITTED ON THIS FAMED HOLIDAY, WITH ABSOLUTELY NO COMMENT ON THE STEREOTYPES COMMON TO THE PEOPLES FOR WHICH IT’S MOST CLOSELY ASSOCIATED, COMING FROM THEIR STOCK MYSELF

n. — alcoholic drink, esp. beer (UK) or spirits (US)
v. — to drink deeply, esp. in a spirit of enjoyment or goodfellowship

…they can’t all by $10 words, can they?

fm. Middle English, a phonetic pronunciation of the much older world bouse—itself from Middle Dutch and Germanic forms meaning to drink to excess. Bouse entered into English first in Thieves’ Cant, a secret language among scoundrels and beggars in the 16th century. Then [it] was adopted generally, as slang.

first published. 1732

inspiration. sláinte

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