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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kok-teyl]
    • /ˈkɒkˌteɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kok-teyl]
    • /ˈkɒkˌteɪl/

Definitions of cocktailing word

  • noun cocktailing any of various short mixed drinks, consisting typically of gin, whiskey, rum, vodka, or brandy, with different admixtures, as vermouth, fruit juices, or flavorings, usually chilled and frequently sweetened. 1
  • noun cocktailing a portion of food, as seafood served with a sauce, a mixture of fruits, or juice, served as the appetizer course of a meal. 1
  • noun cocktailing Pharmacology. a beverage or solution concocted of various drugs. 1
  • noun cocktailing any eclectic mixture or miscellaneous collection. 1
  • verb without object cocktailing to drink cocktails, especially at a cocktail party: They cocktailed before going to the theater. 1
  • adjective cocktailing (of women's clothing) styled for semiformal wear: a cocktail dress. 1

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Origin of cocktailing

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

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Parts of speech for Cocktailing


cocktailing popularity

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.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

cocktailing usage trend in Literature

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