Definition of boozeroo in English:



dated, informal
  • A heavy drinking session.

    ‘he drifted into Christchurch this week for a wild boozeroo’
    • ‘Six months did she hand over the fermented wet to people who were out on the boozeroo, and she saw a good deal of excessive drinking and champagne imbibing.’
    • ‘He lived in the low-cost housing area where they had boozeroos every weekend.’
    • ‘A brother of Wilson turned up next day and mentioned the tendency of Charles to go out periodically on the boozeroo.’
    • ‘The usual drunken bouters and the doleful down-and-outers will flock the towns like fishes in a shoal. They'll all know what to do—just one long boozaroo.’
    • ‘You can skull a Steinie or three in a boozeroo.’
    • ‘The court was told that he wanted the whisky for what he called a "boozeroo".’
    • ‘In fairness, it might be said that Charlie's fits of "giddy goat" only followed on divers "boozeroos" and that he was pretty right in his behavior when the "booze" was switched off.’
    • ‘A skilful pianist, he played Beethoven at boozeroos solely for the satisfaction of hearing The Herd denounce him and clamour for the current top tune of the Hit Parade.’


Early 20th century: from booze + -eroo, suffix in the sense ‘large’.