Definitions for wassailˈwɒs əl, -eɪl, ˈwæs-, wɒˈseɪl
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a punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas
revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail(verb)
celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
"The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassail(verb)
propose a toast to
"Let us toast the birthday girl!"; "Let's drink to the New Year"
A toast to health, usually at a festival.
The beverage served during a wassail.
To toast, to drink to the health of another.
To drink wassail.
an ancient expression of good wishes on a festive occasion, especially in drinking to some one
an occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse
the liquor used for a wassail; esp., a beverage formerly much used in England at Christmas and other festivals, made of ale (or wine) flavored with spices, sugar, toast, roasted apples, etc.; -- called also lamb's wool
a festive or drinking song or glee
of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl
to hold a wassail; to carouse
Origin: [AS. wes hl (or an equivalent form in another dialect) be in health, which was the form of drinking a health. The form wes is imperative. See Was, and Whole.]
Wassail refers both to the salute 'Waes Hail' and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as an integral part of wassailing, an ancient southern English drinking ritual intended to ensure a good cider apple harvest the following year.
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