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[eg-nog] /ˈɛgˌnɒg/
a drink made of eggs, milk or cream, sugar, and, usually, rum or wine.
Origin of eggnog
1765-75, Americanism; egg1 + nog1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for eggnog
  • The holiday parties are under way, so there's your eggnog, your winter spirits.
  • First out is a nine-ounce jar of spiced almonds for serving at the eggnog table or with the after-dinner coffee.
  • Hot cocoa, snow cream and eggnog are all served at the free-for-all holiday party.
  • Homemade eggnog is a tradition in many families during the holiday season.
  • Or, you can make a toast using commercially prepared, pasteurized eggnog.
  • Commercially manufactured ice cream and eggnog are made with pasteurized eggs.
  • When preparing eggnog use pasteurized egg products or buy ready-made eggnog, which is pasteurized.
  • Pasteurized eggs can be used to make eggnog or mayonnaise.
  • Calories you drink still count, including alcohol, eggnog and punch.
  • Verify whether eggnog has pasteurized eggs and contains no alcohol.
British Dictionary definitions for eggnog


a drink that can be served hot or cold, made of eggs, milk, sugar, spice, and brandy, rum, or other spirit Also called egg flip
Word Origin
C19: from egg1 + nog1
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Word Origin and History for eggnog

also egg nog, c.1775, American English, from egg (n.) + nog "strong ale."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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