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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-sinth]
    • /ˈæb sɪnθ/
    • /ˈæb.sæ̃θ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sinth]
    • /ˈæb sɪnθ/

Definitions of absinthe word

  • uncountable noun absinthe Absinthe is a very strong alcoholic drink that is green and tastes bitter. 3
  • noun absinthe a potent green alcoholic drink, technically a gin, originally having high wormwood content 3
  • noun absinthe wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) or its essence 3
  • noun absinthe a green, bitter, toxic liqueur made with wormwood oil and anise: now illegal in most countries 3
  • noun absinthe a similar drink, as anis or pastis, made with a wormwood substitute 3
  • noun absinthe a green, aromatic liqueur that is 68 percent alcohol, is made with wormwood and other herbs, and has a bitter, licorice flavor: now banned in most Western countries. 1

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Origin of absinthe

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < French < Latin absinthium wormwood < Greek apsínthion

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Parts of speech for Absinthe


absinthe popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for absinthe

noun absinthe

  • absinth — Alternate form of absinthe.
  • old man — a father, usually one's own: His old man's letting him have the car for the prom.

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