Souse Souse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sousing}.] [Cf. F. saucer to wet with sauce. See {Souse} pickle.] 1. To steep in pickle; to pickle. ``A soused gurnet.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To plunge or immerse in water or any liquid. [1913 Webster]

They soused me over head and ears in water. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To drench, as by an immersion; to wet throughly. [1913 Webster]

Although I be well soused in this shower. --Gascoigne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • soused — [ saust ] adjective MAINLY BRITISH 1. ) kept in a liquid such as VINEGAR for a long time: soused herring 2. ) INFORMAL very drunk …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • soused — adjective informal drunk. → souse soused adjective put (gherkins, fish, etc.) in pickle or a marinade: → souse …   English new terms dictionary

  • soused — [adj] drunk bashed, boozed up*, buzzed*, crocked*, feeling no pain*, flushed*, flying*, groggy, high*, inebriated, intoxicated, juiced*, laced*, liquored up*, lit*, plastered*, potted*, seeing double*, sloshed*, smashed*, stewed*, stoned*,… …   New thesaurus

  • soused — adjective 1 soused fish has been preserved in water, salt, and vinegar: soused herrings 2 informal drunk: He was so soused he couldn t even write his name …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • soused — mod. alcohol intoxicated. (See also souse.) □ We were really soused. □ All we need right now is a soused bus driver …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • soused — adj Drunk, intoxicated. He came home soused and his wife locked him out. 1930s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • soused — adj drunk, from the standard use of the word to mean soaked or drenched ► The Case of The Soused Superintendent (Headline of online article at www.ethics, 2 May 2004) …   Contemporary slang

  • soused — UK [saʊst] / US adjective 1) kept in a liquid such as vinegar or alcohol for a long time soused herring 2) informal very drunk …   English dictionary

  • soused — cooking of fish in salt, vinegar or lemon juice with herbs and spices for seasoning …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • soused — /sowst/, adj. Slang. drunk; intoxicated. [1540 50, in sense pickled ; 1605 15 for current sense; SOUSE1 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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