- The definition of a carouse is a noisy, drinking party.
An example of a carouse is a party at a college fraternity house.
- Carouse is defined as drinking a lot or having a noisy and fun time while drinking alcohol.
An example of carouse is to have ten drinks at the bar.
intransitive verb-·roused′, -·rous′ing
Origin of carouseobsolete French carousse, carousal from German gar aus, quite out from gar austrinken, to drink up entirely
- a noisy, merry drinking party
- Obs. a glassful drunk all at once, esp. as a toast
intransitive verbca·roused, ca·rous·ing, ca·rous·es
Origin of carouseEarlier a cup drunk up completely in one draft as a toast from French carous as in French (boire) carous (to drink a cup) up completely in one draft from German gar aus(trinken) (to drink) up completely ( used in such exhortations as trinks gar aus drink it all up ) gar completely ( from Middle High German) ( from Old High German garo ) (archaic English yare ready ) aus out, up ; see auslander .
(third-person singular simple present carouses, present participle carousing, simple past and past participle caroused)