collins

collins

[kol-inz]

Origin:
1940–45; after the proper name Collins

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Collins

[kol-inz]
noun
1.
Edward Trowbridge ("Eddie") 1887–1951, U.S. baseball player.
2.
Michael, 1890–1922, Irish revolutionist and patriot.
3.
Michael, born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
4.
William, 1721–59, English poet.
5.
(William) Wilkie [wil-kee] , 1824–89, English novelist.
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collins (ˈkɒlɪnz)
 
n
a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
 
[C20: probably after the proper name Collins]

Collins (ˈkɒlɪnz)
 
n
1.  Michael. 1890--1922, Irish republican revolutionary: a leader of Sinn Féin; member of the Irish delegation that negotiated the treaty with Great Britain (1921) that established the Irish Free State
2.  (William) Wilkie. 1824--89, British author, noted particularly for his suspense novel The Moonstone (1868)
3.  William. 1721--59, British poet, noted for his odes; regarded as a precursor of romanticism

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Collins
"iced alcoholic drink served in a tall glass," 1944, U.S.
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