Wassail

Noun

  • A festive or drinking song or glee.
  • Revelry.
  • The beverage served during a wassail, especially one made of ale or wine flavoured with spices, sugar, roasted apples, etc.
  • A toast to health, usually at a festival.

Verb

  • To go from house to house at Christmastime, singing carols.
  • (intransitive) To drink wassail.
  • (transitive) To toast, to drink to the health of another.

    "The next morning he much regretted the gusto with which he had wassailed the night before."

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