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grog

[grog] /grɒg/
noun
1.
a mixture of rum and water, often flavored with lemon, sugar, and spices and sometimes served hot.
2.
any strong alcoholic drink.
3.
fired and crushed clay.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; from Old Grog (alluding to his grogram cloak), the nickname of Edward Vernon (died 1757), British admiral, who in 1740 ordered the alcoholic mixture to be served, instead of pure spirits, to sailors.
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Examples from the web for grog
  • Strangers especially are warned either to drink grog or to add a little wine or some other spirituous liquor to their water.
  • Monkey, in sailor language, is the vessel which contains the full allowance of grog.
  • During the early part of the day, he was dead to the world, grog- gy and glazed.
  • The best way to avoid a hangover is to go easy on the grog.
  • One emigrant described the post as a log shanty with a blacksmith's forge on one end and a grog shop on the other.
British Dictionary definitions for grog

grog

/ɡrɒɡ/
noun
1.
diluted spirit, usually rum, as an alcoholic drink
2.
(informal, mainly Austral & NZ) alcoholic drink in general, esp spirits
Word Origin
C18: from Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon (1684–1757), British admiral, who in 1740 issued naval rum diluted with water; his nickname arose from his grogram cloak
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Word Origin and History for grog
n.

alcoholic drink diluted with water, 1749, supposedly a reference to Old Grog, nickname of Edward Vernon (1684-1757), British admiral who wore a grogram (q.v.) cloak and who in August 1740 ordered his sailors' rum to be diluted. George Washington's older half-brother Lawrence served under Vernon in the Carribean and renamed the family's Hunting Creek Plantation in Virginia for him in 1740, calling it Mount Vernon.

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Slang definitions & phrases for grog

grog

noun

Liquor (1770+)

[fr British naval grog, ''rum and water,'' so called because it was introduced in the mid-18th century as a sailor's ration by ''Old Grog,'' Admiral Sir Edward Vernon, who habitually wore a grogram coat]


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