Why Is Alcohol Called Booze?

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The reason why alcohol is sometimes called booze is due to the history of the word. The word booze is a variant of the older word bouse, which in its time became booze and means to drink a lot. This was a variant of the earlier word busen, which meant to drink heavily. It is possible that the name booze was established even more in 1719 because of a Philadelphia distiller with the name E.G. Booze.
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"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. -George Best. Well 2 out of three ain't bad. Something had to give.I lost interest in cars
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The term booze comes from an alteration of obsolete bouse, from Middle English and
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The Old Dutch name for it was 'busen' The Middle English name, taken from 'busen' was 'bousen' This word was used as early as the 1300s.
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It's from middle english bouse.
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Alcohol just got the nick name booze, cause it sounds cooler than calling it alcohol. Many college aged kids refer to hard liquor as booze instead of alcohol.
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