Definitions for wassailer

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

was•sailˈwɒs əl, -eɪl, ˈwæs-, wɒˈseɪl(n.)

  1. (in early England) a salutation offered when presenting a cup of drink to a person or when drinking that person's health.

  2. a festivity or revel with drinking of healths.

  3. liquor, as hot spiced ale or wine, used in drinking another's health, esp. at Christmastime.

    Category: Viniculture/Winemaking

  4. (v.i.)to revel with drinking.

  5. (v.t.)to toast (a person).

Origin of wassail:

1175–1225; ME was-hail=was be (OE wæs, var. of wes, impv. of wesan to be; akin to was ) +hailhale1, in good health (< ON heill hale)

was′sail•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wassailer, carouser(noun)

    someone who enjoys riotous drinking

  2. toaster, wassailer(noun)

    someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wassailer(noun)

    one who drinks wassail; one who engages in festivity, especially in drinking; a reveler

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