drinking song

drinking song
drink′ing song`
mad a song of hearty character suitable for singing by a group engaged in convivial drinking
Etymology: 1590–1600

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • drinking song — a song of hearty character suitable for singing by a group engaged in convivial drinking. [1590 1600] * * * ▪ music  song on a convivial theme composed usually for singing in accompaniment to drinking. The form became a standard element in… …   Universalium

  • drinking song — song that is popular among drunkards …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drinking song — noun a song celebrating the joys of drinking; sung at drinking parties • Hypernyms: ↑song, ↑vocal …   Useful english dictionary

  • drinking song — /ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ sɒŋ/ (say dringking song) noun a hearty song, often in praise of liquor, suitable to be sung by a group engaged in friendly drinking …  

  • drinking song — noun Date: 1597 a song on a convivial theme appropriate for a group engaged in social drinking …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drinking song — noun a song which celebrates or accompanies drinking …   Wiktionary

  • drinking song — noun a hearty or bawdy song sung by a group while drinking alcohol …   English new terms dictionary

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