Found 2 items, similar to wassail.
English → English
n : a punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and
roasted apples; especially at Christmas
v 1: 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!”
, make whoopie
, make happy
, whoop it up
2: propose a toast to; “Let us toast the birthday girl!”
“Let's drink to the New Year”
English → English
, n. [AS. wes h[=a]l (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
1. An ancient expression of good wishes on a festive
occasion, especially in drinking to some one.
Geoffrey of Monmouth relates, on the authority of
Walter Calenius, that this lady [Rowena], the
daughter of Hengist, knelt down on the approach of
the king, and, presenting him with a cup of wine,
exclaimed, Lord king w[ae]s heil, that is,
literally, Health be to you. --N. Drake.
2. An occasion on which such good wishes are expressed in
drinking; a drinking bout; a carouse. “In merry wassail
he . . . peals his loud song.”
--Sir W. Scott.
The king doth wake to-night and takes his rouse,
Keeps wassail. --Shak.
The victors abandoned themselves to feasting and
3. 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 jolly wassail bowl,
A wassail of good ale. --Old Song.
4. A festive or drinking song or glee. [Obs.]
Have you done your wassail! 'T is a handsome, drowsy
ditty, I'll assure you. --Beau. & Fl.
, v. i.
To hold a wassail; to carouse.
Spending all the day, and good part of the night, in
dancing, caroling, and wassailing. --Sir P.
Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as,
a wassail bowl. “Awassail candle, my lord, all tallow.”
, a bowl in which wassail was mixed, and placed
upon the table. “Spiced wassail bowl.”
“When the cloth was removed, the butler brought in a huge
silver vessel . . . Its appearance was hailed with
acclamation, being the wassail bowl so renowned in
, a cup from which wassail was drunk.