wassailing


wassailing
n. act of drinking to the health of someone; toasting was·sail || 'wɑsl /'wɒseɪl n. celebratory toast; celebratory party, feast; alcoholic beverages drunk at a celebration (especially mulled ale or wine) v. drink to the health of; drink or give a wassail

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