Definitions for: Cocktail


[n] an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
[n] a short mixed drink



Webster (1913) Definition: Cock"tail`, n.
1. A beverage made of brandy, whisky, or gin, iced, flavored,
and sweetened. [U. S.]

2. (Stock Breeding) A horse, not of pure breed, but having
only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in his
veins. --Darwin.

3. A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward. [Slang, Eng.]

It was in the second affair that poor little Barney
showed he was a cocktail. --Thackeray.

4. (Zo["o]l.) A species of rove beetle; -- so called from its
habit of elevating the tail.

See Also: appetiser, appetizer, Bloody Mary, bullshot, crab cocktail, daiquiri, fruit cocktail, gimlet, gin and it, grasshopper, Harvey Wallbanger, manhattan, margarita, martini, mixed drink, old fashioned, pink lady, planter's punch, rum cocktail, Sazerac, screwdriver, shrimp cocktail, sidecar, sour, starter, stinger

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