Soak vs Boozer - What's the difference?

soak | boozer |

As nouns the difference between soak and boozer

is that soak is an immersion in water etc while boozer is (colloquial) one who drinks habitually; a drunkard.

As a verb soak

is (label) to be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.




(en verb)
  • (label) To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.
  • * Bible, (w) xxiv. 7
  • Their land shall be soaked with blood.
  • (label) To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation.
  • (label) To penetrate or permeate by saturation.
  • * Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • The rivulet beneath soaked its way obscurely through wreaths of snow.
  • (label) To allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed; to take in, receive. (usually + up )
  • * {{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=4, title= Pulling the Strings , passage=The case was that of a murder. It had an element of mystery about it, however, which was puzzling the authorities. A turban and loincloth soaked in blood had been found; also a staff.}}
  • To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
  • (label) To heat a metal before shaping it.
  • To hold a kiln at a particular temperature for a given period of time.
  • (label) To absorb; to drain.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An immersion in water etc.
  • * "After the climb, I had a nice long soak in a bath."
  • (slang, British) A drunkard.
  • (Australia) A low-lying depression that fills with water after rain.
  • * 1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber & Faber 2003, p. 38:
  • I set off early to walk along the Melbourne Road where, one of the punters had told me, there was a soak with plenty of frogs in it.


    * * * English ergative verbs




    (en noun)
  • (colloquial) One who drinks habitually; a drunkard.
  • * 1891 , , 1963, page 25,
  • “Tess is a fine figure o? fun, as I said to myself today when I zeed her vamping round parish with the rest,” observed one of the elderly boozers in an undertone.
  • * 1918 , Charles Stelzle, Why Prohibition! , 2008, page 49,
  • But they have only one insurance rate for ordinary men — drinkers and non-drinkers, and they compel the man who doesn?t booze to make up for the extra amount that the boozer should pay.
  • * 2009 November, Neville Franks, The Lost Boy of the Ozarks'', '' , page 82,
  • Every swig made me more relaxed, and happy, and I was definitely a boozer' again, and I wondered why I had ever thought I wasn't a ' boozer and I took another pull and I was going to clap BC on the back and thank him for being such a good hotel manager, and faithful guide, for being my friend, and then I passed out.
  • (UK, slang) A public house.
  • (UK, military, obsolete) A World War II fighter radar detector, fitted to British bombers.
  • (Africa) A vehicle equipped with tanks for supplying water to remote locations.
  • * 2010 June 8, Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard) , page 2,
  • Mr. Mututho: Mr. Speaker, Sir, the Assistant Minister should assure the people of Vihiga that they will get a water boozer' because the sick people are not party to this complication. Could he assure the people that he can send a ' boozer in his capacity even if he cannot supply power or a standby generator, so that they can have a small well?

    See also

    * booze