souse

souse late 14c., "to pickle, steep in vinegar," from O.Fr. sous (adj.) "preserved in salt and vinegar," from Frank. *sultja (related to O.Saxon sultia "salt water"), from P.Gmc. *salt-, *sult- (see SALT (Cf. salt)). The noun meaning "pig parts preserved and pickled" is recorded from late 14c. The adj. soused "drunk" is first recorded 1610s, on notion of one "pickled" in liquor.

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  • Souse — Souse, v. i. [Probably fr. OF. sors, p. p. of sordre to rise, and first used of an upward swood, then of a swoop in general, but also confused with {Souse}, v. t. See {Source}.] To swoop or plunge, as a bird upon its prey; to fall suddenly; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souse — Souse, n. [OF. sausse. See {Sauce}.] [Written also {souce}, {sowce}, and {sowse}.] 1. Pickle made with salt. [1913 Webster] 2. Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine. [1913 Webster] And he that can rear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souse — Souse, v. t. To pounce upon. [R.] [1913 Webster] [The gallant monarch] like eagle o er his serie towers, To souse annoyance that comes near his nest. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souse — Souse, n. The act of sousing, or swooping. [1913 Webster] As a falcon fair That once hath failed or her souse full near. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souse — Souse, adv. With a sudden swoop; violently. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • souse — index immerse (plunge into), permeate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • souse — [ saus ] verb transitive 1. ) to pour water over someone or something until they are completely wet 2. ) MAINLY BRITISH to make food completely wet with a liquid such as VINEGAR or alcohol, especially by keeping it in the liquid for a long time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • souse — *dip, immerse, submerge, duck, dunk Analogous words: *soak, steep, saturate, impregnate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • souse — [v] make very wet brine, deluge, dip, douse, drench, drown, duck, dunk, immerse, impregnate, marinate, pickle, preserve, seethe, soak, sop, steep, submerge, submerse, waterlog, wet; concept 256 Ant. dehydrate, dry …   New thesaurus

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