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Definition of "souse" [souse]

  • To plunge into a liquid. (verb-transitive)
  • To make soaking wet; drench. (verb-transitive)
  • To steep in a mixture, as in pickling. (verb-transitive)
  • Slang To make intoxicated. (verb-transitive)
  • To become immersed or soaking wet. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "souse" in a sentence
  • "But, my writing beverage - just so you all won't think me a souse, is Cafe Francais."
  • "Hast thou no great bag-pudding, nor hog's-face that is called souse?"
  • "It is sometimes also known as souse meat, particularly if pickled with vinegar."