Etymology: bousen (verb) and bouse (noun), and connected with Dutch buizen and German bousenGerman, bousen. (Reference: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, ISBN 0304935700.)A derivation from U.S. distiller E. C. Booz is false; the term in various forms long pre-dates his entry into the manufacture of booze.
- (slang) Any alcoholic beverage.
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