Tom Collins

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Etymology[edit]

From a phrase popular in 19th-century New York, "Have you seen Tom Collins?", used to trick the speaker into thinking that somebody was gossiping about them, and elicit an aggressive reaction.

Noun[edit]

Tom Collins (plural Tom Collinses)

  1. A cocktail containing containing gin, lemon juice, sugar, and a splash of soda.

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