Booze vs Liquor - What's the difference?

booze | liquor |


As nouns the difference between booze and liquor

is that booze is (slang) any alcoholic beverage while liquor is (obsolete) a liquid.

As verbs the difference between booze and liquor

is that booze is (slang) to drink alcohol while liquor is to drink liquor, usually to excess.

booze

English

(wikipedia booze)

Noun

(-)
  • (slang) Any alcoholic beverage.
  • Synonyms

    * grog; see also

    Derived terms

    * booze bus * booze can * booze cruise * boozehound * boozer

    See also

    * piss * plonk

    Verb

    (booz)
  • (slang) To drink alcohol.
  • We were out all night boozing until we dragged ourselves home hung over.
  • * Hugh Reginald Haweis
  • This is better than boozing in public houses.

    liquor

    English

    Alternative forms

    * liquour (obsolete)

    Noun

  • (obsolete) A liquid.
  • (obsolete) A drinkable liquid.
  • A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both).
  • (chiefly, US) Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation.
  • In process industry, a liquid in which a desired reaction takes place, e.g. pulping liquor is a mixture of chemicals and water which breaks wood into its components, thus facilitating the extraction of cellulose.
  • Synonyms

    * (strong alcoholic drink) spirits (British and Australasian English) * (liquid obtained by cooking food) stock, pot liquor (American English), broth, bouillon

    Derived terms

    * hold one's liquor * liquor lounge * liquor store

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To drink liquor, usually to excess.
  • To cause someone to drink liquor, usually to excess.
  • (obsolete) To grease.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Liquor fishermen's boots.
    (Francis Bacon)
    (Webster 1913)

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