From booze +‎ -y.



boozy (comparative boozier, superlative booziest)

  1. (of a person) Intoxicated by alcohol.
  2. (of a person) Inclined to consume a significant amount of alcohol.
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
      Dirty Davy had brought with him his chief clerk, who was a facetious personage, and boozy, and on the confidential footing of a common rascality with his master, who, after the fashion of Harry V. in his nonage, condescended in his frolics and his cups to men of low estate []
  3. (of an event) Involving a large consumption of alcohol.
    We all had hangovers after a boozy weekend in town.
  4. (of food) Containing or cooked with alcohol.
    For dessert, the hosts treated us to a helping of boozy apple pie.
    • 1971, Marge Piercy, “Burying Blues for Janis”, in To Be Of Use:
      You embodied that good done-in mama who gives and gives like a fountain of boozy chicken soup to a rat race of men.
    • 2005, Frank A. Defilippo, Hooked, page 187:
      Now both sitting, we shoveled into the whorls of the boozy ice cream peach orchard, sweet, tart and cold, filling while it offered the same medicinal stomach coating as a shot glass of Pepto Bismal, only much more to my taste.
    • 2012, Martha Holmberg, Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes, page 116:
      Sweetened crème fraîche ties the compote together with the slightly bitter, boozy caramel sauce.