cocktail

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown, many unproven stories exist. The word first appeared in 1806 (see citation below). The non-drink sense is by extension of the drink sense.

Noun[edit]

cocktail ‎(plural cocktails)

  1. A mixed alcoholic beverage.
    They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.
    • 1806, 13 May 1806 edition of Balance and Columbian Repository, published by Hudson, New York, (first appearance in print):
      Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters — it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.
  2. A mixture of other substances.
    Scientists found a cocktail of pollutants in the river downstream from the chemical factory.
    a cocktail of illegal drugs
  3. A horse, not of pure breed, but having only one eighth or one sixteenth impure blood in its veins.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Darwin to this entry?)
  4. (UK, slang, dated) A mean, half-hearted fellow; a coward.
    • Thackeray
      It was in the second affair that poor little Barney showed he was a cocktail.
  5. A species of rove beetle, so called from its habit of elevating the tail.

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Adjective[edit]

cocktail ‎(comparative more cocktail, superlative most cocktail)

  1. Festive; lively.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin

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Noun[edit]

cocktail m ‎(plural cocktails, diminutive cocktailtje n)

  1. A cocktail

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: cock‧tail
  • IPA(key): /ˈko̞ktɑil/, also IPA(key): /ˈko̞kte̞il/

Noun[edit]

cocktail

  1. cocktail (mixed drink)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of cocktail (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative cocktail cocktailit
genitive cocktailin cocktailien
partitive cocktailia cocktaileja
illative cocktailiin cocktaileihin
singular plural
nominative cocktail cocktailit
accusative nom.? cocktail cocktailit
gen. cocktailin
genitive cocktailin cocktailien
partitive cocktailia cocktaileja
inessive cocktailissa cocktaileissa
elative cocktailista cocktaileista
illative cocktailiin cocktaileihin
adessive cocktaililla cocktaileilla
ablative cocktaililta cocktaileilta
allative cocktaililleˣ cocktaileilleˣ
essive cocktailina cocktaileina
translative cocktailiksi cocktaileiksi
instructive cocktailein
abessive cocktailitta cocktaileitta
comitative cocktaileineen

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin

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Noun[edit]

cocktail m ‎(plural cocktails)

  1. A cocktail

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, which is of unclear origin.

Noun[edit]

cocktail m ‎(invariable)

  1. A cocktail
  2. A cocktail party

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

Noun[edit]

cocktail c

  1. cocktail

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cocktail, which is of unclear origin.

Noun[edit]

cocktail

  1. cocktail

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