booze (up)/boozer
• booze = drink ('bottle of booze', "lets go for a booze/booze-up ?").
• boozer = pub/drunkard ("he's a right boozer", "lets go dahn the boozer"). From Middle Dutch 'busen', to drink to excess.

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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