Definition of wassail:
- A festive or drinking song or glee.
- 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.
- Of or pertaining to wassail, or to a wassail; convivial; as, a wassail bowl.
- 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.
- To hold a wassail; to carouse.
subscribe, crispen, delight, booze, drink in, festival, plight, jollify, imbibe, present, drink, carousal, cheers, festivity, make happy, enjoy, toast, salutation, salute, make merry, feast, revel, acknowledgment, racket, fuddle, pledge, tope, crisp, whoop it up, make whoopie.
- "In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV)", Harrison S. Morris.
There's not a hut, however lowly, where the net of the fisherman is stretched upon the sward, around whose hearth I do not picture before me the faces of happy toil and humble contentment, while, from the ruined tower upon the crag, methinks I hear the ancient sounds of wassail and of welcome; and though the keep be fissured and the curtain fallen, and though for banner there " waves some tall wall- flower," I can people its crumbling walls with images of the past; and the merry laugh of the warder, and the clanking tread of the mailed warrior, are as palpably before me as the tangled lichen that now trails from its battlements.- "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.
- "The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P.", Edward Bulwer Lytton.