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Rob Roy

[rob roi] /ˈrɒb ˈrɔɪ/
noun
1.
a manhattan made with Scotch whisky.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; after Rob Roy, nickname of Robert Macgregor (1671-1734), Scottish freebooter
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Rob Roy

/ˈrɒb ˈrɔɪ/
noun
1.
real name Robert Macgregor. 1671–1734, Scottish outlaw
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Word Origin and History for Rob Roy
n.

Highland freebooter (1671-1734). His name means "Red Robert." As a type of cocktail made with Scotch whiskey, it is attested from 1960.

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