Definition of boozeroo in English:



dated, informal
  • A heavy drinking session.

    ‘he drifted into Christchurch this week for a wild boozeroo’
    • ‘You can skull a Steinie or three in a 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.’
    • ‘A brother of Wilson turned up next day and mentioned the tendency of Charles to go out periodically on the boozeroo.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He lived in the low-cost housing area where they had boozeroos every weekend.’
    • ‘The court was told that he wanted the whisky for what he called a "boozeroo".’


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