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[dahy-kuh-ree, dak-uh-] /ˈdaɪ kə ri, ˈdæk ə-/
noun, plural daiquiris.
a cocktail of rum, lemon or lime juice, and sugar, often with the addition of fruit and ice and mixed in an electric blender:
a frozen banana daiquiri.
Origin of daiquiri
1915-20; named after Daiquirí, town on the east coast of Cuba Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Disembarkation of stores had been going on day and night, not only at daiquiri, but also at other parts of the coast.

  • Disembarkation began at daiquiri on the 22d, and ended at Siboney on the 24th.

    Campaigning in Cuba George Kennan
  • The troops landed at the squalid little village of daiquiri in small boats, while the smaller war vessels shelled the town.

    The Career of Leonard Wood Joseph Hamblen Sears
  • This decided, a point of debarkation was selected at daiquiri.

    The Story of General Pershing Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
  • There were no docks at daiquiri except a small wooden affair, old and out of repair.

    The Story of General Pershing Everett T. (Everett Titsworth) Tomlinson
British Dictionary definitions for daiquiri


/ˈdaɪkɪrɪ; ˈdæk-/
noun (pl) -ris
an iced drink containing rum, lime juice, and syrup or sugar
Word Origin
C20: named after Daiquiri, rum-producing town in Cuba
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for daiquiri

type of alcoholic drink, 1920 (first recorded in F. Scott Fitzgerald), from Daiquiri, name of a district or village in eastern Cuba.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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