Etymology
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carousal (n.)

"noisy drinking bout," 1735, from carouse (v.) + -al (2). The earlier noun was simply carouse "a drinking bout" (1550s).

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of carousal from WordNet

carousal (n.)
revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party;
Synonyms: carouse / bender / toot / booze-up
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.