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souse

slang A drunkard. The old souse hasn't held down a steady job in nearly 30 years. I enjoy a stiff drink as much as the next person, but that doesn't make me a souse!

soused

slang Drunk. We had about three bottles of wine between us, so we were all pretty soused by the time lunch was finished. We all sat around getting soused on cheap tequila, trading stories of our times together in college.
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souse

(sɑʊs)
1. in. to drink excessively; to go on a drinking bout; to get drunk. (see also soused.) Let us retire from the table and souse in the parlor.
2. n. a drinking bout. The souse lasted longer than anyone would have thought.
3. n. a drunkard. The best thing you can do for a souse like John is to take away his car keys.

soused

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also souse.) All we need right now is a soused bus driver.
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