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Definitions of cocktail word
- countable noun cocktail A cocktail is an alcoholic drink which contains several ingredients. 3
- countable noun cocktail A cocktail is a mixture of a number of different things, especially ones that do not go together well. 3
- noun cocktail any mixed drink with a spirit base, usually drunk before meals 3
- noun cocktail (as modifier) 3
- noun cocktail an appetizer of seafood, mixed fruits, etc 3
- noun cocktail any combination of diverse elements, esp one considered potent 3
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Origin of cocktail
First appearance:before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
1800-10, Americanism; origin obscure; none of numerous attempts to explain the orig. of this word or its relationship to cocktail2 have won general acceptance
Parts of speech for Cocktail
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Synonyms for cocktail
- drink — to take water or other liquid into the mouth and swallow it; imbibe.
- appetizer — An appetizer is the first course of a meal. It consists of a small amount of food.
- mixed drink — an alcoholic drink combining two or more ingredients, as liquor, fruit juice, and flavorings.
- aperitif — An aperitif is an alcoholic drink that you have before a meal.
- wine — the fermented juice of grapes, made in many varieties, such as red, white, sweet, dry, still, and sparkling, for use as a beverage, in cooking, in religious rites, etc., and usually having an alcoholic content of 14 percent or less.
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