booze bus

I
Australian Slang
police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers
II
Australian English
Police van used for random breath testing for alcohol.

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  • Booze bus — A booze bus is a mobile truck designed for rapidly assessing the blood alcohol concentration of motor vehicle drivers in large numbers. Operated by various police services in Australia, they allow main arterial roads such as freeways to be… …   Wikipedia

  • booze bus — /ˈbuz bʌs/ (say boohz bus) noun Colloquial 1. a bus fitted out to function as a mobile police breath analysis station. 2. a vehicle with a sober driver, organised to take drinkers home from a hotel or a party. 3. a courtesy bus which conveys the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • booze bus — noun Police vehicle used for administering blood alcohol tests (to drivers), generally a mid size bus converted or fitted out for the purpose. (Introduced in New South Wales from 17 December 1982.) …   Wiktionary

  • Booze bus — police vehicle used for catching drunk drivers …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Booze — (b[=oo]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boozed} (b[=oo]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boozing}.] [D. buizen; akin to G. bausen, and perh. fr. D. buis tube, channel, bus box, jar.] To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic liquor; to tipple. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • booze — by 1768, to drink a lot (v.), variant of M.E. bouse (c.1300), from M.Du. busen to drink heavily, related to M.H.G. bus (intrans.) to swell, inflate, of unknown origin. The noun is recorded by 1821, perhaps 1714; reinforced by name of Philadelphia …   Etymology dictionary

  • booze — [bo͞oz] vi. boozed, boozing [earlier bouse, bowse < MDu busen; akin to MHG bus, a bloating fullness; ult. < IE * bhōu , var. of base * bheu , to grow, swell: see BE] Informal to drink too much alcoholic liquor n. Informal 1. an alcoholic… …   English World dictionary

  • Booze cruise — For the episode of The Office (US TV series), see Booze Cruise (The Office). For the ITV comedy drama, see The Booze Cruise. Booze cruise is a British colloquial term for a brief trip from Britain to France or Belgium with the intent of taking… …   Wikipedia

  • booze — [13] This word seems to have been borrowed on two distinct and widely separate occasions from Middle Dutch būsen ‘drink much alcohol’ (which some have connected with Middle High German būs ‘swelling’). In the 13th century this gave Middle English …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • booze — vb, n (to drink) alcohol. On the booze may mean habituated to alcohol or on a drinking binge. The word originated in Middle English as bousen, from the Middle Dutch and Flemish busen, a word based on the root bus , meaning swelling …   Contemporary slang

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