Definitions for: Rum


[n] a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
[n] distilled from fermented molasses
[adj] beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rum, n. [probably shortened from Prov. E. rumbullion a
great tumult, formerly applied in the island of Barbadoes to
an intoxicating liquor.]
A kind of intoxicating liquor distilled from cane juice, or
from the scummings of the boiled juice, or from treacle or
molasses, or from the lees of former distillations. Also,
sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective name
for intoxicating liquor.

Rum bud, a grog blossom. [Colloq.]

Rum shrub, a drink composed of rum, water, sugar, and lime
juice or lemon juice, with some flavoring extract.


Rum, a. [Formerly rome, a slang word for good; possibly of
Gypsy origin; cf. Gypsy rom a husband, a gypsy.]
Old-fashioned; queer; odd; as, a rum idea; a rum fellow.
[Slang] --Dickens.


Rum, n.
A queer or odd person or thing; a country parson. [Slang,
Obs.] --Swift.

Synonyms: curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rummy, rummy, singular, strange, unusual

See Also: basket rummy, booze, canasta, card game, cards, daiquiri, demerara, demerara rum, gin, gin rummy, grog, hard drink, hard liquor, hot toddy, Jamaica rum, John Barleycorn, knock rummy, liquor, meld, planter's punch, rum cocktail, spirits, strong drink, swizzle, toddy, Tom and Jerry, zombi, zombie

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