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swizzle stick

noun
1.
a rod for stirring highballs and cocktails in the glass.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for swizzle-stick

swizzle stick

noun
1.
a small rod used to agitate an effervescent drink to facilitate the escape of carbon dioxide
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Slang definitions & phrases for swizzle-stick

swizzle-stick

noun

A stick for stirring a mixed drink

[1879+; fr earlier swizzle, ''stir a drink,'' fr swizzle, ''a drink, to drink,'' perhaps related to switchel, ''drink of molasses and water, often mixed with rum'']


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