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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sous]
    • /saʊs/
    • /saʊs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sous]
    • /saʊs/

Definitions of souse word

  • verb with object souse to swoop or pounce upon. 1
  • verb without object souse to swoop down. 1
  • noun souse a rising while in flight. 1
  • noun souse a swooping or pouncing. 1
  • transitive verb souse drench 1
  • noun souse drunkard 1

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Origin of souse

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; 1915-20 for def 11; (noun) Middle English sows < Middle French souce pickled < Germanic (akin to salt1); (v.) Middle English sousen, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Souse


souse popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

souse usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for souse

noun souse

  • alcoholic — An alcoholic is someone who cannot stop drinking large amounts of alcohol, even when this is making them ill.
  • bacchanalian — characterized by or involving drunken revelry
  • barfly — A barfly is a person who spends a lot of time drinking in bars
  • bibber — a drinker; tippler (esp in the expression wine-bibber)
  • carouser — to engage in a drunken revel: They caroused all night.

verb souse

  • bailed — Also, bailer. a bucket, dipper, or other container used for bailing.
  • bailing — Also, bailer. a bucket, dipper, or other container used for bailing.
  • blow out — If you blow out a flame or a candle, you blow at it so that it stops burning.
  • damping — moistening or wetting
  • deluge — A deluge of things is a large number of them which arrive or happen at the same time.

Antonyms for souse

noun souse

  • nephalist — (obsolete, Temperance movement) One who practises nephalism; a teetotaller.

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