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Noun: souse  saws
  1. [informal] A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    - alcoholic, alky [informal], dipsomaniac, boozer [informal], lush [N. Amer, informal], soaker [informal], dipso [informal], winebibber [archaic], alkie [informal], tosspot [informal], drunkard, drunk, rummy, sot, inebriate, wino [informal]
  2. Pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled
  3. The act of making something completely wet
    "he gave it a good souse";
    - drenching, soaking, sousing
Verb: souse  saws
  1. Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    "souse water on his hot face";
    - drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop
  2. Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    "souse the garment into the cleaning solution";
    - dunk, dip, plunge, douse
  3. Become drunk or drink excessively
    - soak, inebriate, hit it up
  4. (cooking) cook in a marinade
    "souse herring"

Derived forms: soused, souses, sousing

Type of: booze [informal], cook, drink, drinker, fuddle, hit the bottle [informal], imbiber, immerse, juicer, plunge, sausage, soak [informal], sponge [informal], toper, wet, wetting, wurst

Encyclopedia: Souse