(colloquial) One who drinks habitually; a drunkard.
* 1891 , , 1963,
* 1918 , Charles Stelzle, Why Prohibition! , 2008,
- “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.
* 2009 November, Neville Franks, The Lost Boy of the Ozarks'', '' ,
- 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.
(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) ,
- 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.
- 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?
(AU, informal) someone addicted to cheap wine.
* 1978 , Bill Mollison, Coral Everitt, The Tasmanian Aborigines and their descendants
- Then there's the mob of plonkos who sleep down at the dockside, less than 700 yards from the city's Town Hall.