Senior Member
Slovene; Slovenia

I am trying to understand the phrase "boozy short leave"... It is said at the opera Dido and Aeneas by one sailor. Here is the whole sentence:

Take a boozy short leave of your nymphs on the shore and silence their mourning with vows of returning, but never in tending to visit them more.

Does this phrase mean to have a quicky?

Thanks for your help!
  • papakapp

    Senior Member
    English - NW US
    "Boozy" would likely mean "drunken" in this context. But this is not in any way a common thing to say. And while the sentence as a whole does talk about seduction, "boozy" does not.
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