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[gam-brahy-nuh s] /gæmˈbraɪ nəs/
a mythical Flemish king, the reputed inventor of beer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the legend of Gambrinus, the fiend is still more ingloriously defeated.

  • In a few moments I spoke to him, asking if he were coming down to the Gambrinus.

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • Now we hobnobbed with Gambrinus, and enjoyed the warmest welcome in an inn.

    Vacation days in Greece Rufus B. Richardson
  • Bacchus, Gambrinus and Orpheus go hand in hand, and they engross the German mind about equally.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • Beer is victorious, and Gambrinus now has Olympus all to himself.

  • They lunched at the Gambrinus, and George mysteriously bought up all the pennies from the hunchback tobacco vendor.

    The Carpet from Bagdad Harold MacGrath
  • A new keg of beer was tapped on the Gambrinus wagon, while the people in the houses rushed to the windows and roared.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • Gambrinus was a fiddler, who, being jilted by his sweetheart, went out into the woods to hang himself.

  • Gambrinus kept clear of women, says the legend, and so lived in peace.

  • So Gambrinus lived on tranquilly for a century or two, and drank so much beer that he turned into a beer-barrel.

British Dictionary definitions for Gambrinus


a legendary Flemish king who was said to have invented beer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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