drunkenness (part of speech: noun)
- That is one thing Jim Langford never did in his life and he is not going to start in now with it to help him out of a tom- fool boozing stunt he never should have got into. - "The Spoilers of the Valley", Robert Watson.
- People said the baronet carried the principle of Example so far that he only retained his boozing dyspeptic brother Hippias at Raynham in order to exhibit to his son the woeful retribution nature wreaked upon a life of indulgence; poor Hippias having now become a walking complaint. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- Have you been boozing, or have I? - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.