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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [soust]
    • /saʊst/
    • /saʊst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [soust]
    • /saʊst/

Definitions of soused word

  • adjective soused drunk; intoxicated. 1
  • verb with object soused to swoop or pounce upon. 1
  • verb without object soused to swoop down. 1
  • noun soused a rising while in flight. 1
  • noun soused a swooping or pouncing. 1
  • adjective soused steeped or cooked (in a marinade or pickle) 0

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Origin of soused

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
1540-50, in sense “pickled”; 1605-15 for current sense; souse1 + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Soused


soused popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

soused usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for soused

adj soused

  • aqueous — In chemistry, an aqueous solution or cream has water as its base.
  • befuddled — confused, muddled, perplexed
  • blind drunk — So intoxicated as to appear to have difficulty seeing.
  • bombed — under the influence of alcohol or drugs (esp in the phrase bombed out of one's mind or skull)
  • boozed — If someone is boozed or boozed up, they are drunk.

adjective soused

  • bashed — to strike with a crushing or smashing blow.
  • drunk — being in a temporary state in which one's physical and mental faculties are impaired by an excess of alcoholic drink; intoxicated: The wine made him drunk.
  • juiced — intoxicated from alcohol; drunk: When arrested he was definitely juiced.
  • laced — Tainted with something, especially a drug.
  • waterlogged — so filled or flooded with water as to be heavy or unmanageable, as a ship.

verb soused

  • douched — Simple past tense and past participle of douche.
  • humidified — to make humid.
  • laded — to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load.
  • marinaded — a seasoned liquid, usually of vinegar or wine with oil, herbs, spices, etc., in which meat, fish, vegetables, etc., are steeped before cooking.
  • watered — of or relating to water in any way: a water journey.

Top questions with soused

  • how to soused mackerel?

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