One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A heavy drinking session.‘he drifted into Christchurch this week for a wild 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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘You can skull a Steinie or three in a 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.’
- ‘A brother of Wilson turned up next day and mentioned the tendency of Charles to go out periodically on the boozeroo.’
- ‘The court was told that he wanted the whisky for what he called a "boozeroo".’
- ‘He lived in the low-cost housing area where they had boozeroos every weekend.’
Early 20th century: from booze + -eroo, suffix in the sense ‘large’.
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