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[kol-inz] /ˈkɒl ɪnz/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
a tall drink made with gin, whiskey, rum, or vodka, and lemon or lime juice, soda water, and sugar.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; after the proper name Collins

Collins

[kol-inz] /ˈkɒl ɪnz/
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] /ˈwɪl ki/ (Show IPA),
1824–89, English novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for collinses

collins

/ˈkɒlɪnz/
noun
1.
a tall fizzy iced drink made with gin, vodka, rum, etc, mixed with fruit juice, soda water, and sugar
Word Origin
C20: probably after the proper name Collins

Collins

/ˈkɒlɪnz/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for collinses

Collins

n.

"iced gin drink served in a tall glass" (called a Collins glass), 1940, American English; earlier Tom Collins (by 1878), of uncertain origin. Popular in early 1940s; bartending purists at the time denied it could be based on anything but gin. The surname (12c.) is from a masc. proper name, a diminutive of Col, itself a pet form of Nicholas.

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