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swizzle

[swiz-uh l] /ˈswɪz əl/
noun
1.
a tall drink, originating in Barbados, composed of full-flavored West Indian rum, lime juice, crushed ice, and sugar: typically served with a swizzle stick.
verb (used with object), swizzled, swizzling.
2.
to agitate (a beverage) with a swizzle stick.
3.
to gulp down; guzzle.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; origin uncertain
Related forms
swizzler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swizzles

swizzle

/ˈswɪzəl/
noun
1.
(US) an unshaken cocktail
2.
an alcoholic drink containing gin or rum
3.
(Brit, informal) a swiz
verb
4.
(transitive) to stir a swizzle stick in (a drink)
5.
(Brit, informal) to swindle; cheat
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for swizzles

swizzle

n.

1813, name for various kinds of liquor drinks, or for intoxicating drinks generally, possibly a variant of switchel "a drink of molasses and water" (often mixed with rum), first attested 1790, of uncertain origin. Swizzle-stick attested by 1859.

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